Tuesday 5 May 2015

Tuesday of Week 32 Year 1

What do you look for in life? Some look for wealth, some look for fame and popularity, some look for recognition and titles, some want to be seen as persons of power and authority, but how many of us are willing to be looked as a lowly servant? All around us, we see people going for the ways and attractions of the world and they are driven by ambition, self-interest, pride, personal gratification and even self-preservation. Being seen as a lowly servant and seen as insignificant is, according to the ways of the world, a disadvantage or a weakness. But this is where we need to choose, we cannot have it both ways: do we choose the ways of the world, or do we choose the ways of Christ?

In today's Gospel, Jesus reminds us about what it means to be a lowly servant: "When you have done all you have been told to do, say, "We are merely servants: we have done no more than our duty."" What does this mean? It means that in all we do, we are doing it for the Lord, for His glory, for His Kingdom to come. It also means that at the end of the day, we realise that what we get from the ways of the world is only temporary and would be lost sooner or later, and that it makes more sense to focus on that which is permanent. Are we willing to redirect our focus for our eternal future?

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