Weekly Devotion – September 24thWeekly Devotions
Jesus’ closest followers seemed to think that their privileged places at the side of the Master would translate into positions of prestige and importance once Jesus established an earthly kingdom. Jesus knows their hearts and wastes no time in setting them straight. Jesus teaches that greatness lies not in receiving a position of authority and honor but in serving other people. Jesus taught this through His words and through His actions, especially in humbling Himself to suffer a horrible death, all at the service of our salvation. May we not only be thankful for the Lord accepting the role of suffering servant, but may we imitate His self-giving through lives of faithful stewardship.
We pray together: St. Jude, open the hearts and minds of all God’s children, that they may accept the challenge to build His Kingdom on earth.