“Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed.”

When I hear today’s gospel (Mt 8:5-17), Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant, one of my favorite episodes in the gospels, I cannot help but remember its portrayal in the film Jesus of Nazareth.

Below is a post containing two of my favorite past posts on this event, the second containing a clip of the scene from the film.

https://richardgrebenc.com/2017/09/18/i-tell-you-not-even-in-israel-have-i-found-such-faith/

https://i1.wp.com/www.moviesbydecade.com/christianmovies/jesus_of_nazareth-3.jpg

In the film, the centurion is also portrayed as the Roman soldier at the cross who confesses Jesus as the Son of God (see Mt 27:54), a pious legend, but not unbelievable at all considering his *amazing* faith.  I’ll say again, when we meet, I fully expect Jesus to look like Robert Powell and the centurion to be a spitting image of Ernest Borgnine (may he rest in peace).

 

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