What do you wish me to do for you?

October 23, 2018 5:48 pm

“James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus and said to him, ‘Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.’ He replied, ‘What do you wish me to do for you?’ They answered him, ‘Grant that in your glory we may sit one at your right and the other at your left.’” (MK 10: 35-37)

Today Our Lord address this question to us: “What do you wish me to do for you?” How many of us will think about money or career, about things like a car or house? Probably all of us think not about things, but about persons: about becoming a mother or father, about a good and safe delivery, about finding the right person for my future spouse. We are person oriented, not object oriented. St. Pope Paul VI announced a civilization of love, where person is over object, ethics over technics, mercy over justice and where it is more important to be than to have. The civilization of love is to be taken to our cities and our work; we are sent with a mission to our patients and clients, wh0 we are going to serve. “Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all. For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

“The Son of Man came to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Gospel Acclamation)


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