Father John Reflections
Reflection: June 27 - Matthew 8: 5-17
The story of the Roman centurion in today’s gospel is a well known one. His request for a healing of his servant is heard by Jesus and Jesus offers to go to his house. But then we hear the centurion’s response, a response that has been used to become the prayer that we collectively pray and say just before we receive Holy Communion.
We then read that Jesus is amazed the response of the centurion, and Jesus comments on the faith of the centurion, which is a statement of great wisdom and trust.