Monday 12 September

Monday of week 24 in Ordinary Time
or The Most Holy Name of Mary
Gospel – Luke 7:1-10
“…. but give the word and let my servant be cured” Here we see an example where faith turning into complete abandonment of oneself in to the hands of God. When faith turns into abandonment of oneself, faith becomes love. This is the faith which is free of all presumptions. When faith lacks love, faith becomes a series of presumptions and premises. Faith becomes a solution not a relationship. Whereas when faith is love, faith becomes a relationship. It is the joy of walking together with Jesus. Nothing more is needed. Before the faith of this Centurion from Capernaum, let us analyze the quality of our faith. Is our faith, a faith filled with love, a relationship ? Or is our faith, filled with presumptions, a solution?