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Daily Prayer 2016-06-25
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Let it be Done for You
U. S. A. | SPIRITUAL LIFE
June 25, 2016 - Saturday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time
Father Shawn Aaron, LC
When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion
approached him and appealed to him, saying, "Lord, my servant
is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully."
He said to him,
"I will come and cure him." The Centurion said in
reply, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter
under my roof; only say the word and my servant
will be healed. For I too am a person subject
to authority, with soldiers subject to me. And I say
to one, ´Go,´ and he goes; and to another, ´Come
here,´ and he comes; and to my slave, ´Do this,´
and he does it."
When Jesus heard this, he was amazed
and said to those following him, "Amen, I say to
you, in no one in Israel have I found such
faith. I say to you, many will come from the
east and the west, and will recline with Abraham, Isaac,
and Jacob at the banquet in the kingdom of heaven,
but the children of the kingdom will be driven out
into the outer darkness, where there will be wailing and
grinding of teeth."
And Jesus said to the Centurion, "You may
go; as you have believed, let it be done for
you." And at that very hour his servant was healed.
Jesus entered the house of Peter, and saw his mother-in-law
lying in bed with a fever.
He touched her hand, the
fever left her, and she rose and waited on him.
When it was evening, they brought him many who were
possessed by demons, and he drove out the spirits by
a word and cured all the sick, to fulfill what
had been said by Isaiah the prophet: He took away
our infirmities and bore our diseases.
Lord I believe
in you. I believe that you walk with me and
accompany me with your power. I come before your holy
throne, the throne of your heart. I know you want
to bless me today with your friendship and to answer
my prayers. Thank you for your faithful, generous love.
increase my faith.
Humility Moves God’s Heart:
Not only does the
Centurion have great faith; he has great humility. His humility
is not feigned, for the circumstances are too grave for
him to pretend to be humble, especially as Jesus has
already agreed to come heal his servant. Nor is his
humility the result of a low self-esteem, for there is
tremendous confidence in his dealing with Jesus.
His is the humility
born of a faith that understands who Jesus is. It
is the humility that the Church invites us to share
every time we approach Our Lord during Communion at Mass:
“Lord, you are far too great to come to me,
but thank you for coming for I will die without
When Jesus Heard This, He Was Amazed:
is amazing. Consider what it would take to amaze Jesus.
Yet here we have the answer: Faith -- faith in
his person, his power, his plan for our lives. One
day Jesus will rebuke Peter as Our Lord grasps his
hand to save him from sinking: “You of little faith,
why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14:31).
The import of the question
might be better seen if stated differently: “What is there
in me that would make you mistrust me?” The answer
is: Nothing. Any deficiency is in us, and this must
be sincerely resolved in prayer, especially by contemplating the major
truths of the faith: Jesus’ incarnation, passion, death and resurrection;
the sacraments, especially baptism, confession and the Eucharist.
If Jesus is
amazed by our faith, we can rightly deduce that he
is hurt by our lack of faith and trust in
It Happens According to Our Faith:
Christ’s comment is
similar to what we pray in the “Our Father”: “Forgive
us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against
us.” Here we are saying, “Let my forgiveness of others
be the standard by which I am forgiven.”
By addressing the
Centurion with these words, Jesus reveals that our degree of
faith is the standard by which we possess what we
ask for from God.
In the First Eucharistic Prayer of the
Mass we pray: “You know how firmly we believe in
you and dedicate ourselves to you.” This is both consoling
and alarming. It is consoling in that Christ knows the
exact degree of our faith and the sincerity of our heart. We
do not have to explain ourselves to him.
It is alarming
in that we also know that our faith is not
always as strong as it should be. Therefore, we want
to repeat what a man once said to Jesus: “I
do believe, help my unbelief” (Mark 9:24).
Conversation with Christ:
Lord, you are worthy of all my faith. Like the
Centurion and the great saints, help me to focus my
gaze on you in faith. As well as being confident
that what you ask of me is always for my
best. Mother Most Pure, make my heart only for Jesus.
Today I will take a few minutes to read and
reflect upon Hebrews, Chapter 11.
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