The Centurian – A Reflection

As I sing holy scriptures my eyes are opening in a more enlightened way. In Luke Ch. 07 a centurian had a synagogue built “for he loveth our nation” (Luke Ch. 07)…The faith of the centurian was profoundly humble…He did not demand to see Jesus in person rather he expressed his need for healing in his family…Jesus being moved by such a great faith declared that he “hath not found so great faith not even in Israel” (Jesus Christ)…What was and remains so exciting about the word of God is that Jesus delivers us…Jesus is our deliverer for Jesus delivers us from ourselves from our bad choices…The only requirement for delivery is a desire to stop the sin and bad choices a desire to be better and do better for the greater good…Sincere repentance is part and parcel of the desire to do better and prayer is needed as a supplication to show humility…Humility delivers us with the help of Jesus Christ…Jesus Christ is the way the truth and the light the way that leads us to God…Many Catholics pray to Mary the mother of Jesus Christ as a way that will lead them to God…The word of God is the way that will lead us to God…Once we realize that we must live according to the word of God found in the new testament and ask God to help us through prayer and supplications miracles do happen..Mary is our sure helper our sure aid but it is her son Jesus Christ who saves…The word of God is a beautiful form of prayer and when you sing you pray twice…I hope you enjoy Luke Ch.07 in this post in this chapter is found the story of the Centurian whose faith was great…There are other stories in Luke Ch. 07 and I believe that the word of God is the greatest series of stories ever told…Others would disagree and say other stories are better…I say do what works best for you…All I know is that singing holy scriptures helps me to stay grounded in my faith a faith that was handed down to me through my lineage…A faith instilled in me by my own beloved mother who had to put up with a lot of bad manners from me her fifth child out of eight children…A faith encouraged by my father who took us to church and showed us by his example that fatherhood is sacred…My parents are not perfect and my father who is now deceased was far from perfect…It took me fifty years to realize that when I let go of my anger and outrage over childhood abuses that I endured…I become free to just be myself on my own unique journey of eternity that I embark on as part of a whole part of a continent part of the main connected with others who also seek the same…We are never alone God watches over all of us with great care it is up to us to let God in to our hearts and minds…My mother used to say it is hearts and minds that need to change…I would agree so I say let change begin with me since I clearly need to change for the better and as I change for the better I add to this let peace begin with me…Thank you for your follows likes and shares and I would like you to know that my mother at the age of eighty eight is doing very well and is having very good days…I call my mother just to say hi and to tell her I will always love her and that I need to change for the better…My mother prays for all of her children every day of her life…I thank my mother for her prayers and I am pleased to say that my siblings are all doing very well…I am the slowest to realize I need to change and so a day at a time I choose God via the word of God to lift me up and help me one day at a time to be a better person…A wisdom I got from singing Matthew and Mark and now Luke is this…Each day is a gift from God yesterday is gone and cannot be replaced and the future has yet to unfold and just for today let me be an instrument of peace and beacon of light to the world beginning in my own home…If I can do this in my own small way I am doing some good for by looking to myself I am relieved of the burden of judging others which was something I did way too much of in the past…God alone is the just judge…Have a blessed and productive day and I hope to do the same…

St. Luke Ch. 07...