Tuesday 22 July 2014

Tuesday of Week 24 Year 2

Each and every one of us has got a purpose and role as a Christian. We are not the same, and we do not have the same responsibilities. Some of us may feel that we should be given more significant duties. But the question is: are we Christians after status and recognition? Or are we Christians with a mission, in different ways and capacities perhaps, but with one common goal, that is to proclaim the Good News?

In today's reading, St. Paul reminds us: "Just as a human body, though it is made up of many parts, is a single unit because all these parts, though many, make one body, so it is with Christ. In the one Spirit we were all baptised, Jews as well as Greeks, slaves as well as citizens, and one Spirit was given to us all to drink. Nor is the body to be identified with any one of its many parts. Now you together are Christ’s body; but each of you is a different part of it."

We may have different duties, responsibilities, or functions, but we are still brothers and sisters in Christ. We should do our duty with joy, enthusiasm and vigour, instead of trying to compare with others and feeling upset that we are not being given something better. After all, are we serving God, or are we serving ourselves? Be happy and committed in doing your part in building the Kingdom of God.

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