Monday December 4
First Week of Advent
Amazing faith of the Centurion
  • Isaiah 2:1-5
  • Psalm 122:1-9
  • Matthew 8:5-11

In today’s Gospel proclamation Jesus is moved by the faith of the Centurion, who acknowledged his unworthiness and believed in the power and authority of Jesus to “only say the word” and heal his dying servant. This is the kind of faith that the Lord Jesus expects us to have. Faith to acknowledge the power and authority of the Lord Jesus to do the impossible. Faith to hold on to him no matter what.

Faith to believe that he is in control and faith to accept that he will work everything out for our good at his appointed time. As I look at my life, can I say that I have the same faith to believe that the Lord is in control? Or do I worry and remain anxious? In the First Reading, the prophet Isaiah calls us to go up to the mountain, to a place of stillness where we can draw the presence of the Lord. Let us go to that place and seek his mind and his heart. Then we will be able to find comfort knowing that the Lord is in control. Let us believe that he will work out everything for our good.

Prayer: Abba Father, may I hold on to you and believe that you are in control, because nothing is impossible for you. Amen.

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