We are Called to Serve, Not to be Served, Come as a Servant of the Lord.

Plan Revealed

In today's Gospel (Mk. 10:32-45) Jesus makes it known to the Twelve what is going to happen to Him in great detail. Jesus has often talked about His death and Resurrection, but here He goes into more detail of what the future entails. He is revealing to us, through His own sufferings, the necessity of humility and sacrifice. In order for Jesus to rise from the dead, He first had to suffer the pains of the Cross along with all the sufferings He endured to Calvary.

After revealing this to the Twelve, it's interesting that James and John become concerned with sitting at Jesus' left and right in heaven. As a result, the other ten Apostles begin to argue amongst themselves. Jesus quickly reminds them that they must follow His example, "The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many" (10:45). They are being called to serve the Lord through their faithful witness to Him.

*Friends, we are being challenged to do the same. We are called to serve, not to be served. Today we pray for the grace to come always as a servant of the Lord by placing God above all things and our neighbors before ourselves. Let us always remember that the more we give of ourselves, the more we receive from the Lord.
God Bless Always, Fr. Michael Slusz

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