Weekend Reflections for 10/16/15
"Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all. For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many."
Some people have chosen professions and careers that involve service of others, e.g., medical professions and teachers; but all of us are called through our baptisms to share in Jesus' life of service for others. When James and John ask to be the greatest in the Kingdom, Jesus points out that they don't understand. Greatness in the Kingdom is not a matter of accomplishments, talents and skills but the lived realization that all is a gift from our loving God and we are to share our gifts with those in our lives. Jesus came to share his life with all of his sisters and brothers and gave that example when he washed his apostles' feet at the last supper. We pray that we might grow in our desire and willingness to give loving service and help to those God has put into our lives, especially those most in need.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE ON RETREAT THIS WEEK AS WELL AS OUR DECEASED RETREATANTS.
PLEASE PRAY FOR PEACE IN OUR COMMUNITY
ADVENT DAYS OF PRAYER
We have limited space remaining on our Advent Days of Prayer scheduled for December 14 & 15. Each day begins at 9:00am and includes 3 talks, lunch, Mass and the opportunity for Reconciliation. Fr. Joe Laramie, S.J. will lead both days. The cost to attend is $25 per person. To register by phone, call 314-416-6400 or you can mail a check along with a note indicating the date and names of those attending to:
White House Retreat
7400 Christopher Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63129