Deacon Greg Beavin:
Saints Mary & Theresa Catholic Churches
“ Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed.”
When I think of humility this verse always come to mind. It is spoken to Jesus by a Roman Centurion, a commander in their army. He understood power and authority because he had many men subject to his every command. The uniqueness of this particular centurion is that he recognized that the power of healing could only come from Jesus, and for the sake of his servant he was willing to step aside in humility and submission in recognition that the power of Jesus was greater than he or his army.
The lesson for us is simple; God gives each of us many gifts and responsibilities and we are expected to use them to the best of our ability, but we have limits too, and to recognize them is not a sign of weakness but rather a sign of our wisdom. This is the same wisdom that the centurion exhibited with Jesus. We will be faced with situations that we do not have the power to fix on our own; that’s when we need to turn it over to our Lord and Savior. It will not be sign of weakness either, but rather a sign of our faith in Him.