1st Week of Advent   Many will come from the east and the west, and will recline . . . at the banquet in the Kingdom of heaven.    Jesus was amazed that this Roman soldier had exhibited such faith in him—more faith, even, than many of his fellow Jews.   And yet, in Jesus’ time, this man would not have been considered worthy to be on the “guest list” for that heavenly banquet.   But that didn’t stop Jesus; he made it clear that he had come to...