Whose Side Are You On? – Those Who Witnessed the Passion
– by Carlos Mantica
XIV. The Centurion
Once we get to the foot of the cross we find a soldier. He is an officer of the invading Empire, a Roman centurion. He is alien to the beliefs of the Jewish people, or, in other words, an ignorant in religious matters. And yet it is this centurion, together with Thomas the unbeliever, the first one to recognize Christ as the Son of God.
“Truly this man was the Son of God” (Matthew 27:54).
Carlos Mantica is a founder of The City of God community (La Cuidad de Dios) in Managua, Nicaragua, and a founding leader of the Sword of the Spirit. He served as president of the Sword of the Spirit between 1991 and 1995. Adapted from the book, From Egghead to Birdhood (hatch or rot as a Christian), © copyright 2001 Carlos Mantica.