Thursday, August 10, 2006

How Do We Follow

Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be. The Father will honor whoever serves me. John 12:26


Are we serving our Lord in the way that we are truly following Him. Or are we doing it at a half-hearted pace. Do we instead figure since we are followers of Christ we think it's okay to forego much of what brought us to him in the first place.

Today's reading also has a point on giving. Giving of ourselves and whatever resources we have. What is it we have a lot of that needs to be spread out more? I know for me it is the love in my heart for everyone.

For others it might be something else, perhaps time, abundance of food, or the one we are all so afraid to part with, our financial well being. Only you know what you have that can be given more of.

This leads us to what Jesus says about following him. Where we are so will he be. But that depends on us too. We tend to seek recognition from our peers, rather than from God. So when we do things to give to others, is it for recognition from others or from Our Lord. How truthful are we in following Jesus then.


Brother Lesser said...

I love the way St. Francis confirms what you said:

Did not the Lord's flock actually follow him in tribulation and persecution, shame and hunger, sickness and trial and all the rest, and thereby receive eternal life from the Lord? What a great shame, then, that while the saints actually followed in the footsteps of the Lord, we, today's servants of God, expect glory and honor simply because we can recite what they did.

Admonition 6

Marie Cecile said...

Thank you Brother Lesser for Admonition 6. I am learning also about St Francis' Rule as I read your blog postings. But I did not know that what I wrote was along the same line as St Francis. I now am happy that somehow this great Saint is watching over me too.

God love you,

Marie Cecile