In the Gospel, we often see the humanity of the apostles. In one passage, they were arguing who among themselves was greatest. They argued…who has done the greatest miracle? Who has the most followers? Who speaks the best? Who has the best talent? 

Jesus, who most likely was disappointed because after forming and teaching his apostles, still did not get what the Kingdom of God is all about. What does Jesus tell them instead? To do service.

Three things when one serves:

  1. One Doesn’t Think About the Applause. All that we do and what we have done is by the grace of God. If God did not plan it, then it will never come to fold. If it is in God’s plan though, we realize that there is nothing impossible. We always remember that things happen because God wants it and we are only instruments.
  2. God is a Generous God. Humanly speaking, when we serve we also ask what we get in return. Peter even asked Jesus what does he get in return that he has left everything for the Gospel. The response of Christ is a 100-fold families, land, and houses in this life and in the life to come.
  3. One Experiences Joy. When we bless others, the blessings come back to us. Hence there is joy in serving. But on the other hand, if the person becomes demanding when serving, it is best to rethink our service because obviously that person is not happy serving. 

In this Mass we pray that we may continue to serve in whatever capacity. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” 

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