We continue our readings in Luke's Gospel with the story of Jesus healing the valued slave of a centurion. The centurion says to Jesus ‘Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; therefore I did not presume to come to you. But only speak the word, and let my servant be healed.’
There words have become the response to the invitation to Holy Communion.
Jesus recognises in the centurion’s response faith in Jesus’ authority, ‘I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.’