TUESDAY 14th NOVEMBER 2023
Luke 17, 7-10
“When you have done all that is commanded you, say, “We are poor servants; we have done what we ought to have done”.
As humans, it often happens that when we do a good deed, when we spend our time helping others, when we give any kind of alms… we want to be put on the podium and have a medal hung on us, and if possible, a gold medal.
It was Jesus himself who told us: “let not your left hand know what your right hand is doing”. And it is also he who tells us today: “when you have done all that you have been commanded to do, say: “we are poor servants who have done what we had to do”.
Service is the hallmark of the follower of Jesus, without expecting medals or laurels.
Whenever we do good we should rejoice simply because we have done what we had to do as poor and humble servants of the Gospel. Ask the Lord today for the capacity to love and to serve without measure and without expecting anything in return.
Good day to you.
Antonio Sanjuan Cmf