Archive for February 27, 2013

On Today’s Gospel..

Posted: February 27, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Jesus shares the mystery of our salvation with us His disciples, can we see the treasure within? Are we truly willing to participate? To partake thereof? Can we comprehend the love through the suffering and sacrifice?

Mothers and fathers play very important roles in their children’s lives and praying for them is highly important. Are we saying the right prayers? Are we praying for their souls? Are we praying for their spiritual well being?

We have seen and have been led by some great leaders in our lifetime, what was it that made them great in our eyes and in our hearts? Was it their commanding appearance? Was it simply the position they held? By far who was the greatest leader of them all? How did they lead by example?

Jesus was and is truly the greatest leader we will ever encounter is He not? He came to minister to us, heal us, love us and save us.  He taught us and showed us the way by His actions. He died for us so that we may live, are we prepared to die for Him? At least by dying to our sins? By our worldly attachments? To live out our baptism in Him? To serve the least of our brothers and sisters in love, charity and humility?

Let us pray….

O God, your love for the world transforms darkness into light, hatred into love, persecution into peace through the gift of your only Son. Make us true disciples in every circumstance of daily life, through Christ our Lord, our Truth, Our Light And Our Way. Amen

GOSPEL Matthew 20:17–28

As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the Twelve disciples aside by themselves, and said to them on the way, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day.”

Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons and did him homage, wishing to ask him for something. He said to her, “What do you wish?” She answered him, “Command that these two sons of mine sit, one at your right and the other at your left, in your kingdom.” Jesus said in reply, “You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the chalice that I am going to drink?” They said to him, “We can.” He replied, “My chalice you will indeed drink, but to sit at my right and at my left, this is not mine to give but is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.” When the ten heard this, they became indignant at the two brothers. But Jesus summoned them and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and the great ones make their authority over them felt. But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave. Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”