Monday 1st Week of Advent

Matthew 8.5-11, 13
When Jesus entered Capernaum,
a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying,
“Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully.”
He said to him, “I will come and cure him.” The centurion said in reply,
“Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed.
For I too am a man 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 and said to those following him, “Amen, I say to you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith. I say to you, many will come from the east and the west, and will recline with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the banquet in the Kingdom of heaven.”
To the centurion Jesus said, “Go; let it be done for you according to your faith.” And the servant was healed in that hour.

In today’s Gospel, the centurion says, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof.” Why not make the Mass readings part of your Advent this year?

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