Serving the Word: Mt 20, 17-28

Matthew 20, 17-28:
“Anyone who wants to be great among you must be your servant, and anyone who wants to be first among you must be your slave, just as the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve and give his life as a ransom for many”.

The disciples did not understand either the language or the approach of Jesus. They are like two parallel worlds. While Jesus goes up to Jerusalem, he speaks to his followers about suffering, of failure, death on a cross and, also, the fullness of life.
And at the same time the disciples, with the mother of the Zebedeans in the lead, are thinking of triumphs, of brilliant careers, of great honours, of power…
Jesus, faced with the ignorant and stubborn attitude of his disciples, reminds us again of what he told us recently: “The first among you shall be your servant.”
You remember and try to also live one of the fundamental tenets of his Kingdom: true power is service.
Today carry out that job or that task that you know nobody likes doing.
Good day.

Antonio Sanjuan Marin, cmf

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