In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit There are actually three miracles in today’s Gospel. The first is the healing of the leper. The second is the healing of the centurion’s servant. The third and greatest miracle is the faith of these two men, especially the […]
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We pray in one Epiphany hymn, “Manifest in making whole / Palsied limbs and fainting soul” (TLH 134.3). Today’s Gospel Lesson actually records two miracles for palsied limbs and fainting souls. I’d like to focus on the second story today, the healing of the centurion’s servant. This miracle, along with the Prayers during Holy Communion on your bulletin insert, will teach us to pray after the centurion, “Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof, but speak the word only and my soul shall be healed.”
Immanuel Revealed in Mercy Matthew 8:1-13 When John the Baptist sent his disciples to ask Jesus whether He was the One who was to come, Jesus responded by saying, “The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the Gospel […]
This week I let mostly George Stöckhardt’s words speak. To God alone the glory! In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit It was not enough for Jesus to relieve the sick of their bodily afflictions in today’s Gospel. They should share in the whole of the […]