Ordinary Time, Proper 4, Year C
Scripture: Luke 7:1-10
In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus goes from calling the disciples to immediately healing people and teaching through his actions. In today’s lesson, we hear a story about a servant being healed because the centurion (a Roman army officer) had enough belief, enough faith to ask Jesus to heal his servant who he valued highly. The centurion knew that he did not deserve Jesus granting his request and he asked anyway hoping that he would bring healing. This is a story that is more about the centurion’s faith in Jesus’ ability to heal than it is about the man who was healed.