FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
FOURTH THURSDAY OF EASTER
12 May 2022
When Jesus had washed the disciples’ feet, he said to them: “Amen, amen, I say to you, no slave is greater than his master nor any messenger greater than the one who sent him.
If you understand this, blessed are you if you do it. I am not speaking of all of you.
I know those whom I have chosen. But so that the Scripture might be fulfilled, The one who ate my food has raised his heel against me. From now on I am telling you before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe that I AM. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.” (John 13: 16-20)
How shall I live this Word?
The gesture of the washing of the feet is like a testament that contains all the inheritance of Jesus, passed on to His disciples. The words fade and tend to disappear in the face of the gesture par excellence, very eloquent and mysterious at the same time. It is the hands of Jesus that speak, armed only with a piece of cloth. The true follower of Jesus will now only be those who welcome, along with everything else, even this last chapter of Revelation, wishing to be like the Master, “meek and humble of heart”. The greatest, by now, will be the smallest, the most perfect imitation will be to be a servant, to bend down like Him, to replicate those simple and agile gestures that allow you to climb the peak of perfection, to reach the worst part of the other, to get to grasp the best part of oneself.
Today choose to make a concrete gesture to help another person, remaining anonymous.
The Voice of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Saint of Charity
Life is an echo: what you give comes back to you. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you receive, and what you see in others exists in you.
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