Readings of the day: RB 4:63-78
Mass: Jm 4:1-10; Resp Ps 55; Mk 9:30-37
|Santa Rita, Patroness of of Abuse Victims|
They had been discussing among themselves who was the greatest.
St Benedict offers two Tools for Good Works today which are a response to any of us who, for one reason or another, think we are better than others: first, ‘do not love quarreling’ or put another way, ‘avoid hostile rivalry’; second, ‘shun arrogance’ or ‘do not become full of self’. It may be a good day to use the following tools: respect the elders; love the young; pray for your enemies out of love for Christ; if you have a dispute with someone, make peace with him or her before the sun goes down.
If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.
A Christian’s life should be invested in Jesus,
and spent for others.
(Pope Francis, Twitter, May 22, 2018)