[there are apparently no pictures where the centurion is not near Jesus, in spite of what Luke actually says; this is more for illustrative purposes than for accuracy!]
A Parable of Martyr-dom
One day, two men were talking as they walked down the hall of the hospital wing in which they both resided. As they talked, they discovered that they had the same terminal disease. In fact, the diagnoses of this particular disease were increasing exponentially, so that the Centers for Disease Control was considering whether to declare a world-wide epidemic.
“Is there a cure?” the one asked the other.
“Yes! Actually, they found the cure a long time ago.”
“Well, what is it? The symptoms of this disease are destroying my life.”
“It’s really a simple and easy thing, if you know where to look. You just have to see the right Doctor, and He has cases and cases of the stuff. More than enough for everyone with the disease.”