Lord, I am Not Worthy That You Shall Enter Under My Roof – Matthew 8:5-17, Luke 7:1-10

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December 4 2023: Bible Verse of the Day – Monday of the First Week of Advent, Monday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time, Saturday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time – Lord, I am Not Worthy That You Shall Enter Under My Roof – Matthew 8:5-17, Luke 7:1-10

“Lord I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed. –Matthew 8:5-17

Catholic Readings For Today

Monday of the First Week of Advent

Monday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time, Year 1

Monday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time, Year 2

Saturday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time, Year 1

Saturday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time, Year 2

Today’s Bible Verse of the Day Reflections

This familiar line is taken from the faith of a Roman centurion. He asked Jesus to heal his servant, and Jesus agreed to come to cure him, and the centurion exclaims this profound faith in Jesus stating two things:

  1. He’s not worthy of Jesus’ presence in his home and,
  2. His confidence that Jesus can heal his servant simply by saying the word.

Jesus, of course, is quite impressed with this man’s faith and obliges him with the physical healing of his servant from a distance. But Jesus does much more than healing. He also holds this man up as a model of faith for all.

This beautiful statement of faith from the centurion is used within the Mass to speak of two matters of faith in regard to the Eucharist:

  1. We are not worthy to receive Holy Communion and,
  2. We invite Jesus anyway to come and heal our souls.

Advent is a time when we especially ponder the great mystery of the Incarnation. It’s a time when we especially ponder the mystery of God coming and dwelling with us in physical form.

Though this happened over two thousand years ago, it continues to take place at each and every Mass. And at each and every Mass we are called to express the same faith as this Roman centurion.

Reflect, today, upon your faith in the coming of Christ in the Most Holy Eucharist. Each Mass is a manifestation of the God-Man who came to live among us and live within us. If we but have the faith of this centurion, we, too, will be blessed by our God beyond measure.

Prayer: Lord, I do believe. Help my unbelief. Help me to see my unworthiness each time I prepare for Holy Communion. And in that humble admission, may I also invite Your healing presence in my life. Jesus, I trust in You. Amen.

Bible Verse of the Day in Pictures

Lord I am Not Worthy That You Shall Enter Under My Roof - Matthew 8:5-17 - Bible Verse of the Day
Lord, I am Not Worthy That You Shall Enter Under My Roof – Matthew 8:5-17 – Bible Verse of the Day

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The founder of Catholicreadings.org is Laban Thua Gachie. I am a Commissioned Lector, a commissioned Liturgy Minister, and a Commissioned member of the Catholic Men Association. We at Catholic Daily Readings, operate the catholicreadings.org, a Catholic Church-related website and we pride ourself in providing you, on a daily basis the following; 1. Catholic Daily Mass Readings 2. Reflections on those Daily Readings 3. Daily prayers 4. Bible Verse of the Day 5. Saint of the Day