Faith of the Centurion.
The Centurion's servant was healed at a distance because of the Centurion's faith. Jesus said "He had not found such great faith even in Israel."The Romans were seen as a foreign occupying force.
The headquarters for Roman army was at Caesarea, a sea port.
This Roman Centurion was stationed at Capernaum a town on the edge of the Sea of Galilee. He had built for the local Jews a place of worship.
A centurion was in charge of 100 soldiers.
The Faith of the Centurion
7When Jesus had finished saying all this in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. 2 There a centurion's servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die. 3 The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant. 4 When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, "This man deserves to have you do this, 5 because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue." 6 So Jesus went with them.
He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: "Lord, don't trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. 7 That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. 8 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and that one, 'Come,' and he comes. I say to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."
9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and
turning to the crowd following him, he said, "I
tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel." 10Then
the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant
See also Matthew 8:5-13
The Romans were seen as a foreign occupying force.