A Roman soldier, and his aid, share a meal together. Their discussion of strength loyalty, and bravery is interrupted when a boy is brought in who was caught trying to poison a water supply. The insolent boy is surprised at the Roman commander’s compassion. When the aid, Marcus falls ill, medical treatment is sought.
Rumor of a man who can heal the lame and the sick reach the Romans. The fate of Marcus seems sealed, and he comes to grips with his death. If only Marcus was strong enough to go to the master. But the locals are enemies of the Roman conquerers… right? Should they just forget any hope of asking help from one of them? Desperate to help his aide and friend, the Roman commander harnesses his chariot, casts pride aside, and races to see the master. What does the teaching about treasure in the heart have to do with healing Marcus? Will the Roman oppressed be accepted by Jesus, and grant his healing request? Jesus does more than fulfill the request, he does it from a distance.