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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 8, 2023 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Today as I dwell upon on what it means to be a servant to all, I find that the answer is far too challenging, and I am still very far from being one. Yes, I do serve but have I truly given my all!

For the answer I have found is that to be a servant to all; is to do whatever and however long it takes to lead everyone sent my way, into God’s Kingdom. To open the gates of heaven so that all may see the glory of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! To heal and to make disciples of nations through the power of the Holy Spirit. To do this I must love mercy, act justly and walk humbly with my Lord. I have not yet given my all! So how then can I say that I am indeed a servant to all.

Lord Jesus strengthen my resolve to take up my cross and follow after You, my Lord and my God. Amen

Saint John of God pray for us….


First reading

Jeremiah 18:18-20

My enemies are digging a pit for me

‘Come on,’ they said, ‘let us concoct a plot against Jeremiah; the priest will not run short of instruction without him, nor the sage of advice, nor the prophet of the word. Come on, let us hit at him with his own tongue; let us listen carefully to every word he says.’

Listen to me, O Lord,

hear what my adversaries are saying.

Should evil be returned for good?

For they are digging a pit for me.

Remember how I stood in your presence

to plead on their behalf,

to turn your wrath away from them.



Matthew 20:17-28

They will condemn the Son of Man to death

Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, and on the way he took the Twelve to one side and said to them, ‘Now we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man is about to be handed over to the chief priests and scribes. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the pagans to be mocked and scourged and crucified; and on the third day he will rise again.’

    Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came with her sons to make a request of him, and bowed low; and he said to her, ‘What is it you want?’ She said to him, ‘Promise that these two sons of mine may sit one at your right hand and the other at your left in your kingdom.’ ‘You do not know what you are asking’ Jesus answered. ‘Can you drink the cup that I am going to drink?’ They replied, ‘We can.’ ‘Very well,’ he said ‘you shall drink my cup, but as for seats at my right hand and my left, these are not mine to grant; they belong to those to whom they have been allotted by my Father.’

    When the other ten heard this they were indignant with the two brothers. But Jesus called them to him and said, ‘You know that among the pagans the rulers lord it over them, and their great men make their authority felt. This is not to happen among you. No; 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 to give his life as a ransom for many.’