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Year C Second Sunday After Pentecost Meditation

A centurion’s servant was about to die. The centurion sent some elders of the Jews to Jesus, asking Him to come and heal his servant. When they came, they pleaded earnestly with Jesus, “This man deserves to have you do this, because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue.” The centurion told Jesus just to say the word and his servant would be healed. Jesus said, “I have not found such great faith even in Israel.” The servant was found healed. Is this the same Centurion as in Acts 10:1? It tells us of a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. He and all his family were devout and God-fearing. He gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.  Read more

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