I just can’t understand why the Church chose the words of the centurion as the response during the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
It seems completely inappropriate; the analogy just doesn’t work.
In the Bible story where the text originates, Jesus never really does go under the man’s roof! He heals from afar!
This is absolutely NOT what happens when we receive Him, most intimately, in the Eucharist.
Why are those words there for us to say during the Mass only moments before we (actually, truly, physically, absolutely) DO receive Him UNDER OUR ROOF?
Also, are there other rites of the Church, in union with Rome, who do not have this as a response during the Mass?