Sunday, October 07, 2018

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Mark 10:43-45

Whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.

What for?

It is for freedom that we live, to live free … and to set others free from whatever enslaves them. This is the divine purpose which Jesus lived every day.

Every morning he woke knowing his holy purpose, the mission assigned to him by the Loving Mystery he knew as ‘Father.’ And he didn’t forget this, ever. It was always at the forefront of his mind: I exist to release the bodies and souls of those for whom I am sent.

To know Jesus is to know the freedom of heart he gives as we enter the circle of his love, into the communion of those who know a Love like no other.

To follow him is to give the gift that is uniquely yours to give, to offer the service and sacrifice that releases the heart and empowers possibilities of another soul whom God so loves.  

The daily question for followers of the way is, ‘Who and what am I for, today? Who will enter a more fulsome and joyous life because of what I do and say? How can I set one human heart free … today?’

You exist to set hearts free with the Love who is in you. This is your greatness, the most noble of vocations.

Pr. David L. Miller