Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 28, A.D. 2005
Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4b, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"In no one in Israel have I found such faith." (Matthew 8:5-11)
The Centurion seeks healing for his servant and replies to our Lordıs
"I will come and cure him;" "Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter
my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed. For I too am
subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me, and I say to one,
and he goes."
Jesus confirms the faith expressed by the Centurion -- the benchmark
oneıs own faith in God: "In no one in Israel have I found such faith."
is approachable, and trusted to give what is asked. Yet, like the
does one acknowledge God is so great that there is no worthiness of
Like subjected soldiers and slaves, does one humbly and completely
obey Godıs authority without question and with trustworthy care?
The Centurion demonstrates the command itself, given by the Lord,
the authority to heal. It relies not on anything except the trusting
humility of the seeker in the authority and power of Godıs will to be
A pure, humble, obedient, trustworthy response acknowledging Godıs
is oneıs "Amen".
O Lord, grant us the faith to recognize our unworthiness for You to
in under the roof of our sinful, lowly, self-soul. May our humble,
obedient, trustworthy response, in reply to Your commands, elicit our
"Amen " as You, the Word, forgive our sins and restore all in You. Amen.
- Mary Williams
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