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March 15, 2017

Mt 20: 17-28

While Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and said to them on the way, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death; then they will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified; and on the third day he will be raised.”

Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling before him, she asked a favor of him. And he said to her, “What do you want?” She said to him, “Declare that these two sons of mine will sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.” But Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?” They said to him, “We are able.”He said to them, “You will indeed drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left, this is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.”

When the ten heard it, they were angry with the two brothers. But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Checking In On Our Own Sacrifice

In today’s Gospel reading, we read about Jesus’ foreshadowing of his own death. In our time of repentance, let us bring to mind Jesus’ supreme sacrifice. He took on a burden inconceivable in size to the rest of us. As we remember Jesus’ sacrifice of His own life, for our eternal life, let us also recall what we decided to give up or do positively during Lent.

How have we viewed this Lenten sacrifice or promise? Have we broken it or complained about it? Have we turned to Him and asked for help to stay true to our intentions? How can we perhaps draw strength from Jesus’ sacrifice for us?

– Barclay Dale ‘18 and Matthew Quinlan ‘18 are members of the Junior Pastoral Team at St. Louis U. High.

Prayer

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, All I have and call my own. You have given all to me. To you, Lord, I return it. Everything is yours; do with it what you will. Give me only your love and your grace, that is enough for me. Amen

—St. Ignatius Loyola


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March 15, 2017

Mt 20: 17-28

While Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and said to them on the way, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death; then they will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified; and on the third day he will be raised.”

Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling before him, she asked a favor of him. And he said to her, “What do you want?” She said to him, “Declare that these two sons of mine will sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.” But Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?” They said to him, “We are able.”He said to them, “You will indeed drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left, this is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.”

When the ten heard it, they were angry with the two brothers. But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Checking In On Our Own Sacrifice

In today’s Gospel reading, we read about Jesus’ foreshadowing of his own death. In our time of repentance, let us bring to mind Jesus’ supreme sacrifice. He took on a burden inconceivable in size to the rest of us. As we remember Jesus’ sacrifice of His own life, for our eternal life, let us also recall what we decided to give up or do positively during Lent.

How have we viewed this Lenten sacrifice or promise? Have we broken it or complained about it? Have we turned to Him and asked for help to stay true to our intentions? How can we perhaps draw strength from Jesus’ sacrifice for us?

– Barclay Dale ‘18 and Matthew Quinlan ‘18 are members of the Junior Pastoral Team at St. Louis U. High.

Prayer

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, All I have and call my own. You have given all to me. To you, Lord, I return it. Everything is yours; do with it what you will. Give me only your love and your grace, that is enough for me. Amen

—St. Ignatius Loyola


Please share the Good Word with your friends!