16th September 2019 Monday 24th Week of Ordinary Time - Ss. Cornelius and Cyprian
1 Timothy 2:1-8, Luke 7:1-10
“An astonishing faith”
Jesus was amazed at the great faith of this Roman centurion. Because of his faith, the servant was healed and was in perfect health.
Jesus was impressed with the faith of this Roman centurion. He simply trusted in the power of Jesus’ single word. This can be challenging for many of us because we find it hard to trust without reservation. We demand proofs and explanations before we dare to put our trust. Let us learn from this Roman centurion the joy of having simple faith and trust in Jesus.
Exodus 32:7-11,13-14, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-32
Be merciful as God is merciful
‘In the parables devoted to mercy, Jesus reveals the nature of God as that of a Father who never gives up until he has forgiven the wrong and overcome rejection with compassion and mercy…In them we find the core of the Gospel and of our faith, because mercy is presented as a force that overcomes everything, filling the heart with love and bringing consolation through pardon’ (Pope Francis)