When Jesus meets a Roman Centurion, their conversation defies my expectation. Not the typical Roman soldier, humility, sensitivity, sympathy, and a servant attitude capture this man’s character. As his valued servant faces death, he reaches out to Jesus. Arguing from lesser to greater, this Roman leader compares his own finite authority with that of Jesus. Only twice do we stumble across Jesus’ amazement, including this scene. Jesus turns to the miracle-seeking crowd following them – and to you and me – with a powerful, pointed message. To be continued this Sunday at Crosspoint Bible Church.