“LORD, DO NOT TROUBLE YOURSELF, FOR I AM NOT WORTHY TO HAVE YOU ENTER UNDER MY ROOF.” LK 7:1-10
Humbly submit your will to God (thy Will be done) and consecrate yourself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through Mary and Joseph.
When Jesus had finished all his words to the people,
he entered Capernaum. A centurion there had a slave who was ill and about to die,
and he was valuable to him.
When he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and save the life of his slave.
They approached Jesus and strongly urged him to come, saying, “He deserves to have you do this for him,
for he loves our nation and he built the synagogue for us.”
And Jesus went with them,
but when he was only a short distance from the house,
the centurion sent friends to tell him,
“Lord, do not trouble yourself,
for I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof.
Therefore, I did not consider myself worthy to come to you;
but say the word and let my servant 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 at him
and, turning, said to the crowd following him,
“I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.”
When the messengers returned to the house,
they found the slave in good health. Lk 7:1-10
Today, Jesus simply teaches us that humility is the first step to holiness. Satan hates humility, it is the greatest defense against him along with Jesus, Mary, and Joseph our greatest models of humility. Awareness is important in prayer recognizing we need God and most importantly He is in control. Take time to slow down in silence and think about the meaning of life and search for true happiness.
St. Faustina says, “God gives grace to the little soul, the humble soul.” We are to remember the words of the centurion before we receive the Eucharist, ““Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof.” The words of the Roman Centurion who has great humility and complete trust in God make it into our Mass before we receive the Eucharist to remind us of what we are about to receive and how we are to approach God.
Approach God and receive Him, ponder that for a while! Amazing! Thank you, God, for this great gift!
Today’s challenge: Be humble, trust in God, approach Him with great faith and humility, receive Him hidden behind bread and wine (remember He is hidden or else we would not be able to approach Him, we would disintegrate), be transformed!
Be a servant, become a saint!
Joyfully sacrifice for another today!