Homily for Monday of the 1st Week of Advent (1)










Homily for Monday of the 1st Week of Advent

Theme: I’m Not Worthy

By: Fr. Gerald M. Musa

 

Homily for Monday November 29 2021

A Roman Centurion came to seek Jesus’ intervention for his paralysed and distressed servant. Jesus said, “I will come and heal him.” The centurion answered him: “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.” The centurion begged for help without allowing his exalted position to overwhelm him; He was indeed a humble man. Wise people say, the clothing of humility never goes out of style. He also had a strong faith in Jesus and believed in the power of God to heal from a distance: “Only say the word, and my servant will be healed. furthermore, neither showed a sense of entitlement or worthiness to have Jesus come to his house. A story is told about a conversation between a candidate who was to be ordained and the Bishop who was to ordain him. The candidate said, “Bishop if you knew how unworthy I am to be ordained by you, you would never lay hands on me.” The humble bishop replied, “If you knew how unworthy I am, you wouldn’t let me do it!” No one is worthy to receive the grace, healing, mercy, and blessings of God. None is entitled to all these. The centurion knew that so nal well. Can we imitate such qualitative faith, exceptional humility, and loving care of the centurion?

Matthew 8:5-11; Monday, 1st Week of Advent




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