WORD of the DAY
Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.
(Mark 9: 35)
Jesus gives us an exemplary teaching for our human and Christian life: place yourself at the service of others, help them in their difficulties, understand them in the hard events that can happen, go to meet them in the anguishes of life as far as possible.
Jesus Himself first gave us the sublime example. He was God and He became human and made Himself our companion on the journey in all the situations of life. Therefore, He asks us to imitate Him. In this way, each of us can become a ‘savior’ for the other and a friend that eases the way to God.
Lord, make me a sister/brother to everyone so that together we can joyfully reach our heavenly homeland.
The voice of Pope Francis
Let us never forget the true power of service. We need to take care of the people, of every person, with love, especially the children, the elderly, those who are more fragile and often are on the periphery of our heart.