12th Week in Ordinary Time

Zechariah had his doubts when an angel promised him a son, and he said so. He then lost the ability to speak until he named the baby John, as the angel had directed. Soldiers under a centurion’s command obeyed his orders, and the centurion believed that Jesus had the authority to cure his paralyzed servant by just saying the word. Admittedly unworthy of the favor, the centurion asked anyway. If Jesus wanted to heal a leper who came to Him, it would happen. The leper had no doubt. Jesus healed the servant and the leper. Sometimes, we want to pursue various avenues before narrowing things down. How can we make it easier for the Lord to help us build on the foundation he laid for us in the words He spoke?