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What is our desire?

Thứ hai - 16/05/2016 21:52
They think that being the Messiah means glory and power, but Jesus defines it in terms of suffering and death on a cross.

WHAT IS OUR DESIRE?
  
They think that being the Messiah means glory and power, but Jesus defines it in terms of suffering and death on a cross.  
Deacon John Ruscheinsky
                                        
We compare ourselves with others and desire their praise often. The appetite for glory and greatness seems to be inbred in us. Who doesn't cherish the ambition to be "somebody" whom others admire rather than a "nobody"? Even the psalms speak about the glory God our Father has destined for you and me. You have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor (Ps 8:5). We also read in today Responsorial Psalm, how important we are to our heavenly Father: Cast your care upon the Lord, and He will support you (Ps 55:23). Jesus Christ predicts His suffering, death, and resurrection three times in the Gospel of Mark. Each time the disciples fail to understand what He means. They think that being the Messiah means glory and power. 
 
Points to Pray and Ponder: Jesus, Himself, is our model. He came not to be served, but to serve (Matt 20:28).  St. Paul said, He emptied Himself and took the form of a servant. God opposes the proud, but gives grace to His humble children... What do you desire?
 
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