24 The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence.26 But Peter made him get up. “Stand up,” he said, “I am only a man myself.” 27 While talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people. 28 He said to them: “You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with or visit a Gentile. But God has shown me that I should not call anyone impure or unclean. 29 So when I was sent for, I came without raising any objection. May I ask why you sent for me?”
Cornelius has taught us by his example that when God reveals himself to us we must not put out the light of his knowledge with sloth or fear, but we must rather take care to let our faith give other people light and show them the way. If we share the kingdom of heaven with other people, not even the least part of it can be taken away from us; rather, our glory becomes greater.
If we are to give God what is his, we must let spiritual worship be entirely his.
Peter added that he came without raising any objection. This is the holy silence of faith, when we humbly accept what God commands without protest, driving away whatever objections suggest themselves.