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September 19, 2021  -  Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

          Called to Serve

“If anyone would be first, He must be last of all and servant of all.”  This is the greatest message from Jesus. Like the Apostles, we often argue about who is the greatest among us.  Jesus became the greatest servant of all.  He washed the feet of the Apostles the night before he died on the cross for
our sins. 

How do we serve others?  All of us are called to be servants.  Every job offers a chance to serve, not show the power.  Look at your work as doing good to someone else.  Otherwise, you cannot do a
good job.

The Pope, the head of the Catholic Church, the most important position in the whole world, takes the title “Servant of the Servants of God.”

The highest form of service is serving God through worship and good works.  This hour we are “serving” God by offering up together the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, is the highest form of service.  At the same time, we must appreciate the service given by our grocer, our garbage man, our mail man, our parents, our priest, everyone who serves us.

Every follower of Christ must ask the question:  How can I, in my place, really serve others? “Lord, take away all the obstacles especially the pride and jealously which prevent doing good to others.”     

                                                                        Amen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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