In the Gospel of Luke, he describes a scene when Jesus was confronted by a Roman Centurion. I always have pause when I read it because the Roman soldiers were known for their brutalit, harsh treatment and lack of compassion. You might want to picture a lineman on an NFL football team to get a picture of what they were like. Like some football players, this particular soldier defies the stereotype. He pleads with Jesus for compassion for his servant who is ill, but does so with a humble heart.