Tuesday 10th November – Memorial of St Leo the Great, Pope & Doctor
Reflection: Luke 17: 7-10
The desire for self-glorification is an innate feature of the human person. We desire to be recognized and appreciated for whatever good we do and we can easily become proud when we think have made an achievement. Jesus was very much aware of this when he reminded His disciples that a servant does not receive praise from his master when He has simply done his duty.
Our catechism teaches us that God made us to know Him, love Him and serve Him in this world and be happy with Him in the next. We should never lose sight of this call to be servants of God. Our wonderful privilege as adopted sons is a true and unique one. Yet, just as a good child is obedient to his parent and carries out the errands he is sent so also we must be willing to faithfully serve God as his beloved children.
Has God blessed you with a talent, wealth or a position, use it to honour Him. Look around you today. In what way is God calling you to serve Him? Humbly and joyfully put yourself at the service of your brothers and sisters and say in the end, “we are merely servants: we have done no more than our duty.”
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, help to be your faithful servant in everything I do. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 375 – How is authority exercised correctly?
Authority is exercised properly when it is understood according to Jesus’ example as service. It must never be arbitrary.
HIDE A TREASURE: “This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God” 1 Cor 4:1 RSV-CE