Say the Word

28 Apr
English: Jesus healing the servant of a Centur...

English: Jesus healing the servant of a Centurion by Paolo Veronese Source: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is Jesus having another fish dinner yet?

What do you mean, I’m out of luck? I know Jesus can have fish dinner whenever He wants.

Oh, He healed somebody else? But it was different than before?

I guess I’ll listen. I like miracles.


There was a Roman centurion in Capernaum who was highly thought of by the Jews. He loved the nation of Israel and had built a synagogue for them.


Did he give treats to the dogs?

Yes, I’m listening.


This centurion had a servant whom he valued highly who was sick and about to die. When he heard of Jesus he sent some of the elders of the Jews to Him, asking Him if he would heal the servant. The Jews told Jesus that the man deserved to have Him do this.

Jesus went with the men, but when he was near the house the centurion sent some friends to tell Jesus that he didn’t deserve to have him come under his roof, and that he hadn’t come himself because he didn’t feel worthy to come to Jesus.


Jesus could come to my house then.

As long as he brings fish, that is.

I am listening.


The centurion told Jesus to say the word, and his servant would be healed.


What if Jesus said the word and fish appeared?

Okay, I’ll listen.


Jesus was amazed at this centurion and He turned to the crowd following Him and said, “I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.”

The men the centurion had sent returned to the house and found the servant well.


Good. Jesus is finished healing. I bet he’s hungry now. I think I’ll go hang around and see if I can get an invite to dinner.


Posted by on April 28, 2013 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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21 responses to “Say the Word

  1. Chancy and his cats

    April 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Oh, sweet Bongo we like miracles too and we love your Sunday Bible stories. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      April 28, 2013 at 2:42 pm

      Thanks Chancy and the cats. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

  2. PigLove

    April 29, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Good Monday Morning – check out my blog for today when you get a chance. I left you something there 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

    • Bongo

      April 29, 2013 at 12:09 pm

      I just checked. What a nice surprise. Thanks so much Bacon. My person is way behind – as usual – in posting my awards but at least keeps track of them and does it eventually.

      • PigLove

        April 29, 2013 at 1:18 pm

        No problems my friend. Just know I was thinking about you 🙂 piggy winks XOXO – Bacon

      • Bongo

        April 29, 2013 at 1:23 pm

        Thanks Bacon.

  3. FleaByte

    April 29, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Bongo! Must you ALWAYS think with your stomach? 😉

    • Bongo

      April 29, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      FleaByte, isn’t that how dogs always think?

  4. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    April 29, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Hey Bongo,

    Did you get to go to dinner? 🙂

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 29, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      Hey Snoopy, I got dinner but it wasn’t fish. I’m still waiting for the fish.

  5. eripanwkevin

    April 29, 2013 at 7:47 am

    That centurion is very polite….very thoughtful to think of him servant and also of Jesus. *sniff*
    I’m glad to read that Jesus gave a miracle to the servant who had been healed! 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 29, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      Kevin, most of the Romans in Israel during Jesus’ day were very oppressive to the Jews, which made that particular centurion particularly special.

  6. marina kanavaki

    April 29, 2013 at 9:09 am

    You wouldn’t need a special invitation my dear Bongo!!!!

    • Bongo

      April 29, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks Marina. Maybe I can even come to dinner at your house sometime.

      • marina kanavaki

        April 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm

        our home is always open to you, Bongo, and you know what’s for dinner… FISH! (Our Easter over here)

      • Bongo

        April 29, 2013 at 1:28 pm

        Marina, I’m on my way!

      • marina kanavaki

        April 29, 2013 at 1:41 pm

        Fish in the pot already! 🙂

  7. angelswhisper2011

    April 30, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I love your bible stories, Bongo, they always remind me of fish, but I don’t know why 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      Little Binky, maybe we can sit down to a nice fish dinner and I’ll tell you some more Bible stories.

  8. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    April 30, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Love your Bible stories Bongo!!

    • Bongo

      April 30, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      Thanks Misty Shores.


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