Serving the Word: 11th November


Luke 17, 26-37:

“Whoever seeks to keep their life will lose it; and whoever loses it will regain it.”


Those who have chosen to give their lives to Jesus and to the cause of his Kingdom have been and are those who have had and still have most life.

And I am not thinking of martyrs or of people as dedicated as a Mother Teresa of Kolkata or a Pope like John Paul II.

I think of so many people who in simplicity and humility are giving their lives daily: mothers, grandmothers, doctors, nurses, teachers, professors, priests, “shepherds with the smell of the sheep”, workers of many kinds….

I would like to be like many of these people who, without asking for anything in return, are “earning” their lives at the cost of giving and “losing” their lives in the service of others.

I invite you to embark today not on Noah’s ark but on the barque of the Church and begin to sail out to sea “earning” your life and giving it away with joy, courage and hope.

Good day to you.

Antonio Sanjuan Cmf


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