Serving the Word: 8th March


Matthew 20, 17-28:

“Whoever wishes to be great among you, let them be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you, let them be your slave. Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many”.


The disciples don’t quite understand Jesus’ language and approach. They are like two parallel worlds. As Jesus goes up to Jerusalem, he speaks to his followers of suffering, of failure, of death on the cross and also of fullness of life.

And at the same time the disciples, with the mother of the Zebedee’s in front, are thinking of triumphs, of brilliant careers, of great honours, of power.

Jesus, faced with the ignorant and stubborn stance of his disciples, reminds us once again of what he also told us a few days ago: “the first among you will be your servant”.

Remember and try to live one of the fundamental keys of his Kingdom: true power is service.

Perform today that work or that task that you know no one likes to do.

Good day to you.

Antonio Sanjuan Cmf


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