Commentary on the Gospel of
I AM NOT WORTHY TO HAVE YOU UNDER MY ROOF
The author of the Book of Lamentations encourages the Israelites, now exiled into Babylon, to cry out to the Lord day and night and beg for deliverance. In the Gospel reading a Roman official, an enemy of Israel, requests Jesus to heal his servant. Moved by his faith and confidence in him, Jesus heals the servant. How can God our Creator and loving Father not be moved by our tears when we are in pain or lost and not intercede to relieve us from all that burden and enslave us? A Roman centurion believed. Might we also.