Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My Reflection for May 29, Wednesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time: Mark 10:32-45

My Reflection:
When James and John asked Jesus if they can sit beside Him in His glory.  Jesus told the two that those premium seats had already been reserved, for whom? It is for the humble ones, for those who are not seeking self-glorification and for those who are willing to silently toil in the vineyard of the Lord.

Obviously, James and John were seeking glorification without putting forward humility and sacrifice. The paradox of serving Jesus is this: we must first be willing to be humbled before we are exalted. We must first be willing to die to ourselves before we actually live.

 This does not mean that we have to pretend to be humble so that we will be exalted and served. No! When we decide to serve in the vineyard of the Lord we must rid ourselves with any form of pretensions and false expectations.  We serve because it originates from the pureness of our desire.

There will be no heavenly glorification for us.  if we will not first embrace humility. And the pure desire to serve and sacrifice our very selves in the name of Jesus. …

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