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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Thoughts on Thursday's Gospel

MK 9:41-50

"Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ, amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward." These words of Christ express the call for us each to do things for the sake of Christ.

St. Seraphim of Sarov has said in regards to these words that we are all merchants gathering our reward but in order to obtain it we must not only do that which is good, we must do good things for the sake of Christ. We must do them for the sake of gaining Christ.

Jesus' words tell us that living the Christian life is not mighty deeds and fantastic miracles, but simply doing all things for Christ. Some still write the letters AMDG, Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam - For the Greater Glory of God, on the top of their written work as a sign of this dedication. How many of us could inscribe these letters on the top of their foreheads as a sign of their devotion to God?


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