Faith, Healing, and Forgiveness

I’ve always wondered something about the story where Jesus healed the Centurion’s servant (Luke 7:1-10).  The Centurion sends messengers to tell Jesus not to bother coming to his house, but to just pronounce his servant healed.  His reasoning was that he was unworthy, although he was a man of authority.  I’ve wondered if he wanted the healing power of Jesus, without having to be publicly associated with him.  However, this must not have been the case, because Jesus commends his great faith. 

Luke 7:15 has to be one of the most profound verses in the Bible:  “The dead man sat up and began to talk . . .”  Wouldn’t it drive some television evangelists crazy to have to demonstrate such proof of their healing power? 

I just discovered why I love Jesus Christ so much.  Luke 7:41-43, He asked Peter a question.  If a moneylender cancelled the debts of two men, which man would love the moneylender the most?  The answer:  The man who had owed the larger debt. 

He goes on to make a similar analogy about the woman who had just washed His feet with perfume.  ” . . . her many sins have been forgiven—for she loved much.  But he who has been forgiven little loves little.”

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