Metaphysical meaning of centurion (mbd)
centurion (Matt. 8:5-13).
Meta. The will, whose servant, the body, is sick. Until man blends his will with the divine will, he is "grievously tormented" in many ways. But here the will recognizes and calls upon the higher law, the Christ, and asks that the Christ word may go forth with the same imperative command that it is in the habit of exercising in its control of the organism. Even the Christ is unprepared for this evidence of faith in its naked word, but--quickened to action by the zealous will--the word of Truth goes forth, and the body is made whole.
Preceding Entry: CenchreAe
Following Entry: Cephas