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Luke 7, 1-10

by Fr. Luis A. Zazano

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 7, 1-10

Cuando Jesús hubo terminado todas sus palabras al pueblo,
entró en Capernaum.
Un centurión tenía un esclavo que estaba enfermo y a punto de morir,
y era valioso para él.
Cuando oyó hablar de Jesús, le envió ancianos de los judíos,
pidiéndole que viniera y salvara la vida de su esclavo.
Se acercaron a Jesús y lo instaron fuertemente a que viniera, diciendo:
“Se merece que hagas esto por él,
porque ama a nuestra nación y construyó la sinagoga para nosotros”.
Y Jesús fue con ellos,
pero cuando estaba a poca distancia de la casa,
el centurión envió a unos amigos a decirle:
“Señor, no te molestes,
porque no soy digno de que entres bajo mi techo.
Por tanto, no me consideré digno de ir a ti;
pero di la palabra y que mi siervo sea sano.
Porque yo también soy una persona sujeta a autoridad,
con soldados sujetos a mí.
Y yo le digo a uno: Ve, y se va;
ya otro, Ven acá, y viene;
ya mi esclavo: Haz esto, y lo hace “.
Al oír esto, Jesús se asombró de él
y, volviéndose, dijo a la multitud que lo seguía:
“Les digo que ni siquiera en Israel he encontrado tanta fe”.
Cuando los mensajeros regresaron a la casa,
encontraron al esclavo en buen estado de salud.

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Una persona humilde y servicial puede curar

1) The Centurion. At the beginning of the gospel, we see that he does not even dare to go to Jesus because he was not a Jew. He is someone who has power, but to get to Jesus he does not use his power. How interesting this is! There is a lot you and I have to learn from this. Through arrogance and blaming others we gain nothing; it is only through humility that we get answers in life. How many times have we wanted to feel appreciated for what we have done to get privileges or attention? This centurion takes another path, and it is here where he gets an answer from God. Do you like to highlight who you are or what you do before others to get your way?

2) Jesus goes. He knows that they need him. Jesus doesn’t make excuses and He doesn’t complain about being tired. He knows someone needs him and He goes. He is practical, effective, not bureaucratic, and he does not say “STOP! Leave your requests with my secretary John or Peter” or “He is a centurion, he belongs to zone 8, let him ask the person in charge of that zone for help.” When there is a need, Jesus is there. When there’s a need there is one answer, one solution. This is a lesson for you and me. How many times have we turned away when someone has needed us? Let’s not be lazy or bureaucratic when faced with someone in need. Let us help when someone needs us because they may be struggling to live.

3) Faith. It is faith that helps, heals, encourages, and gives us strength. It is faith that leads us to amazing greatness. Faith makes it possible to help those we do not even know. It is faith that allows us to overcome our weakness and live freely. Faith allows us to see things our eyes wouldn’t be able to see as “what is essential is invisible to the eyes.”
Remember, Heaven is our goal. God bless you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

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