Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday of Holy Week

Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased, Upon whom I have put my Spirit; he shall bring forth justice to the nations, Not crying out, not shouting, not making his voice heard in the street. A bruised reed he shall not break, and a smoldering wick he shall not quench, Until he establishes justice on the earth; the coastlands will wait for his teaching.

Being a servant of God doesn’t mean we have to cry out, or shout, or make a racket on the street. We can proclaim the Gospels just as well through quiet lives of faith, hope, and love. We can make known the Good News by being just in our actions, merciful to those in need of forgiveness, and compassionate to those who are suffering. We can give witness to and share our faith by living out our vocation to love God and His children with all our hearts, minds, and strengths. We can become true disciples of Christ by our good deeds, great and small. We can teach the Truth, show the Way, and live the Life by humbly following in Jesus’ footsteps. If we do all these things, then we shall do our part in establishing justice on earth.

Do we bring justice to all whom we meet? Are we merciful and compassionate to those who are bruised and weakened by sin and circumstance? How do our lives proclaim the Word of God Made Flesh?

O Lord, we are your servants, uphold us and put your Spirit within us.


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