‘Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my servant shall be healed’ – Matthew 8:8
Imagine your telephone rings one day and a voice on the other end says, “The Holy Father is coming to your house for a visit; he’ll be walking through the front door in five minutes.” How would you feel?
In addition to being excited and thrilled at the prospect, you’d probably think, “Oh no! Not me! Not now! I’m not prepared! The house isn’t clean enough, the furniture isn’t good enough, I have no food to offer, I’m not well-dressed enough, etc.”
How prepared are we when we go to receive the Holy Eucharist? The truth is that very often, we aren’t at all prepared on the inside. In the words of the centurion, we simply are not worthy.
Yet, it is Christ who makes us worthy, who heals us, who restores us back to fullness of life. It is through the power of His word that we are made whole again.
Let us yearn for a child like faith like that of centurion and know that it is Jesus who holds all the answers.
Could you try to pray the “Examen” daily this Advent season?