Thursday, September 24, 2009

You Are Called To Serve

My Dear People,

"Who among you is the greatest?" This was the topic of discussion among the Holy
Apostles. There was jealousy among the Twelve as to who was the most important. Jesus pulls them aside, and explains that the Apostles must be humble and simple. "Unless you become like a little child, you will not enter into God's Kingdom." We are to be servants of Our Lord. Jesus stresses the need for service at the Last Supper, when He washes the feet of all of the Apostles. Jealousy, strife, and gossip cannot be part of the Body of Christ.

Jesus was teaching the Apostles to show charity and compassion towards one another. In giving this witness to the other disciples, the Apostles were setting the stage for all Christian communities rooted in Our Lord. We must take seriously the call of Jesus in our lives to become His servants. Like the Twelve, we must put aside all selfishness and strife, and strive to become unselfish. Only through Christ, can this conversion take place in our lives. Every thought, word, action and deed are recorded in the Book of Life. How will your final judgment be before the Christ?

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark

Through our service and our sacrifice may we grow closer to Jesus and help others to know the love and care of Our Lord.

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