Dn. Joseph reflects on the centurion's encounter with Christ, and that the authority that the centurion seeks is one that comes from love. It is his love for his servant, his brother and neighbor that shows the faith that Christ says is more than any He has encountered even in Israel.
The Love of Neighbor
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A Good Word
In the Tradition of the Orthodox Church the request to receive a "good word" is a request to both receive a blessing and to receive wisdom from a spiritual elder in our desire to follow after Christ. May these homilies and writings be to the Glory of God!
Fr. Joel Gillam is the Pastor of St. George Orthodox Church. He is Spiritual Advisor to the Young Adult Ministry in the Diocese, and is a graduate of St. Vladimir Seminary.
Deacon Joseph Clark is the assistant at St. George Orthodox Church. He has a background in Criminal Justice, and currently teaches the Catechumen classes at St. George.