Monday, September 17, 2012 by Food for Thought
FirstReading:1 Cor 11:17-26, 33
Psalm: Ps 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 17
Gospel: Lk 7:1-10
The faith of the centurion was great because he recognized the authority of Jesus Christ as the Son of God.
Sometimes we doubt that God has the power to solve and cure us. We think that, yes sure, Christ can help, but we better put matters into our hands, just in case Jesus does not have the time or complete
solutions to our problems. We doubt the authority of Jesus given by God to him. Sometimes we even think that the battle between good and evil is equally balanced. This is not true because the power of Satan cannot be equal or greater than the power of Christ. The power of Jesus Christ has complete authority over Satan. Satan has no power to tempt you more than what is allowed by the Lord. This is clear in the case of Job.
Therefore let us believe that Jesus has supreme authority over all the powers of this world, including the devil himself. Let us not doubt this. All creatures bow before the Lord to do his bidding and will.
Christ can do the impossible for us. Let us never give up hope nor doubt his great power and authority to help us!