Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 17 October 2021
Isaiah 53:10-11. Psalm 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22. Hebrews 4:14-16. Mark 10:35-45.
What Do You Wish? We go to Jesus all the time, asking, pleading, wanting. We ask to be healthy; we plead to be safe; we want this, that, and the other for ourselves and for those we love. In our going to him, Jesus asks: “What do you wish me to do for you?” Then he listens. Sometimes our asking is right on. Sometimes it is pushy, overly ambitious, seeking top-dog status. Then Jesus says, do not be a bad king or queen; instead, act like a slave, be a servant. Grasping the cross is the way to the Kingdom of God.
- What honor or prestige do I want that I really do not need?
- When next I ask Jesus for what I wish, what needs of others will I also add to the list?
- How will I serve and when will I serve others this week?
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