“Morning after morning he opens my ear that I may hear; and I have not rebelled,
have not turned back. I gave my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who plucked my beard; my face I did not shield from buffets and spitting. The Lord GOD is my help, therefore I am not disgraced; I have set my face like flint, knowing that I shall not be put to shame.” (IS 50: 4-7)
This is an important part of our lives—to serve others, not because it is so joyful and exciting, not because it makes us so popular and famous, but because we were called. Our service is so often underestimated, giving in a hostile environment and serving with a lot of stress (fortunately there are different places and different experiences also). All of these come from the most important decision we made: to be pro life, to be pro love, to be pro dignity, to be pro family. This is what Our Lord inspired us to do. And He is with us: “the Lord God is our help.” We have our moments of glory and our moments of Golgotha; we have moments of success and moments of failures, like we have our moments to achieve and moments to avoid. The most important thing to remember is that we are never alone, always with God, who IS our Help.
“Christ became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross, because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name.”
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