Saturday, September 19, 2009

The true servant


25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Cycle B
Reading: MARK 9 : 30 - 37

He does not want people to know he's there ... the entrance of Jesus to Galilee is a preparation for his entrance to Jerusalem to do the Father's will. This symbolizes his utmost humility in offering his life for us and the paschal mystery he would undergo - his passion, death, and resurrection.

Who is the greatest?... not the powerful, not the famous or the rich, but those who take the role of a servant. Who are we truly serving?

He takes a little child ... Children do not have rights in Jesus' time. But they are dearest to him. Who are closest to us - the rich or the powerless?

May we truly recognize the grace of serving the poorest of the poor.

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