Jesus Healed the Centurion’s Servant
The centurion built a synagogue.
He had respect for the people and Christ.
Closeness to God leads to heart expansion.
Everybody can come to Jesus Christ.
Faith and humility lead to Jesus.
The centurion felt most unworthy.
He approached Jesus with humility.
Christ praised the centurion for his faith.
His confession of his unworthiness
Made him worthy to have his servant healed.
Since Christ was in the centurion’s heart,
Jesus did not need to enter his house.
When we recite the centurion’s prayer,
We are prepared to receive Communion.
Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. We publish Patrick poems and his books on sports and faith at Sporting Chance Press. McCaskey’s latest book is Tuition Rebate. McCaskey also has books that exclusively works of poetry. Poems About the Gospel and Poems About the Gospel II are books for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem–both books are available from Amazon.
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