Monday 16 September 2019

About Today Readings

Sts Cornelius and Cyprian
1 Timothy 2:1-8. Psalm 27(28):2, 7-9. Luke 7:1-10.
Blest be the Lord for he has heard my prayer – Psalm 27(28):2, 7-9
‘But say the word and let my servant be healed’

Each time we go to the table of the Lord, we make the words of the centurion our own. ‘Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof, only say the word and my soul shall be healed.’

This act of faith is here self-directed, where the centurion is other-directed. He actually says, ‘but say the word and let my servant be healed’. The centurion’s generosity and care are such that he calls upon Jesus’ name to attend to the needs of his companion. His faith is profound, and worthy of imitation.

Lord Jesus, you are the One who we receive in the Eucharist. You are food for life and food for the journey. We each have our ailments, injuries and worry. Accompany us as we bring our lives before you in faith and trust. Give us and our companions life to the full.

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