Cycle C

Good News C28a

9th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Luke 7:1-10 New American Bible

Luke 7:1-10 New International Version Bible Gateway


“I Am Not Worthy”


          A centurion, a commander of one hundred soldiers, was very concerned about his dying slave.  He sent elders to ask Jesus to come and save the life of his valuable slave.  His slave had been a very good servant helping him and the Jewish people to build a temple.  Jesus went towards the centurion’s home.  As he got near, the centurion sent word to Jesus, “I am not worthy for you to come under my roof, say but the word and my servant will be healed.”  Similar words to these you will hear the priest and the people say right before Communion during Mass. “Lord, I am not worthy to receive you.  Say but the word and my soul will be healed.” The centurion knew that Jesus had the power to cure his slave and friend by just saying the word.  He didn’t feel he was worthy to come to Jesus or for Jesus to come into his home.  Jesus can come into your heart.  He can

cure you and your family and friends. 

          You are worthy today because Jesus died on the cross for you.  Because Jesus died on the cross, your sins are forgiven.  Because Jesus died on the cross you can choose a new life with God in heaven. Because of God’s love for you, he has given you a choice of following in his Son’s footsteps.  If you follow Jesus, you will love God above everything and love your neighbor as yourself. 

          Pray the “Our Father” and thank God for healing you of every sickness of the mind, body, and soul.


“Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.”




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