26th of April (English)

Publié le 25 Avril 2018

Scripture: 

John 13:16-20

16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. 18 I am not speaking of you all; I know whom I have chosen; it is that the scripture may be fulfilled, `He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.' 19 I tell you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am he. 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who receives any one whom I send receives me; and he who receives me receives him who sent me."

 

The Application

 

If there is something which assures us in our unfaithfulness and sinfulness is, the divine faithfulness to the promise made to the fathers. It is in this goodness of God that we find our consolation. While living our life in our own way, it is important that our life remains coherent to what God so willed in us and from us. The more we remain coherent to this divine will, the more we will be free, happy and content in life.

It is here that we cooperate in the divine accomplishment and prove to that world that we are the disciples of Christ.  Jesus as our Master, we should accept the betrayal and solitude of even our close friends, but remain faithful to a faithful God. God does know our failures and let our failures not be a block to the divine mercy and forgiveness. I always said, if Judas could have dared to see the face of Christ of the cross, he would have converted and saved. Let us not forget this merciful face of God. In truth we as Christians are called to be this same face to the world. Just like Jesus was for us the face of the Father, we are called to be the face of Christ to the world. Have a wonderful day.

 

Daily Quote from the early church fathers

The Master wants his servants to reach their potential, by Origen, 185-254 A.D.

"The Savior, who is Lord, does something that surpasses all other lords, who have no desire to see their servants rise up to their level. He is such a Son of the Father's goodness and love that, although he was Lord, he produced servants who could become like him, their Lord, not having the spirit of bondage, which comes from fear, but the spirit of adoption in which they too cry, 'Abba, Father.' So then, before becoming like their teacher and lord, they need to have their feet washed because they are still deficient disciples who possess the spirit of bondage to fear. But when they attain the stature of master and lord... then they will be able to imitate their master and wash the disciple's feet as the teacher. (excerpt from COMMENTARY ON THE GOSPEL OF JOHN 32.120–22)

 

 

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