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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Thoughts on Wednesday's Gospel

MK 10:32-45

Jesus again speaks of the importance of humility and service in today's gospel. The disciples instead seek to be made the greatest, to sit on Jesus' right and left when he enters his glory. Humility is reality, this means that one is not humble by minimizing who they really are, by falsely ascribing faults to themselves any more than one should falsely glorify oneself. CS Lewis speaks of humility as the ability of someone to rejoice in another's work as much as they would in their own.

Perhaps this is a good understanding of "Ordinary Time" as that time when we should take a better look at ourselves in truth - recognizing the need for conversion, but also recognizing the many gifts that God has given us to seek him in truth and in service.


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