"For I too am a man under authority," he said.
Perhaps what was so praiseworthy about this man, was that he was a servant of the most powerful empire the world had ever seen, and yet he knew that, in Jesus, a greater authority than Caesar's was present.
He believed that Jesus could dispense with demons and disease in the same way a superior Roman officer could dispense with his subordinates. Caesar might have been king of the world, but Jesus was the Lord of the Universe.
Maybe that is faith: knowing our place, and trusting that God knows His, and acting accordingly.
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But I did not listen.