TUESDAY - JULY 14
Read. Acts 10:1-8
There was a man in Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion in the Italian Company.[a] 2 He and his whole household were pious, Gentile God-worshippers. He gave generously to those in need among the Jewish people and prayed to God constantly. 3 One day at nearly three o’clock in the afternoon, he clearly saw an angel from God in a vision. The angel came to him and said, “Cornelius!”
4 Startled, he stared at the angel and replied, “What is it, Lord?”
The angel said, “Your prayers and your compassionate acts are like a memorial offering to God. 5 Send messengers to Joppa at once and summon a certain Simon, the one known as Peter. 6 He is a guest of Simon the tanner, whose house is near the seacoast.” 7 When the angel who was speaking to him had gone, Cornelius summoned two of his household servants along with a pious soldier from his personal staff. 8 He explained everything to them, then sent them to Joppa.
Reflect. In this reading we encounter Cornelius who is described as a centurion living in Caesarea in the Italian Company. Caesarea was the seat of the Roman government in Judea and was named after the emperor. As a centurion Cornelius commanded a hundred soldiers, in the Italian Company (or Cohort), which was 600 soldiers (1/10th of a Roman legion).
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