Imitate Jesus…serve with love.

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD April 1, 2021  HOLY THURSDAY WORD of the DAY  Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. The devil had already induced Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over.    So, during supper,  fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power  and that he had come from God and was returning to God,  he rose from supper and took off his outer garments. He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin  and began to wash the disciples’ feet and dry them with the towel around his waist… he said to them, “If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet,  you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow,  so that as I have done for you, you should also do.”  (John  13: 1-5, 14-15) How shall I live this Word?    This is not the Passover of the Jews, but the Passover of Jesus. The...

Do as Jesus did

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD FEBRUARY 4, 2021  Thursday – Week Four WORD of the DAY  He summoned the Twelve  and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits.  He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick—no food, no sack, no money in their belts. They were, however, to wear sandals but not a second tunic.  He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave from there. Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them.” So they went off and preached repentance.  They drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick  and cured them.     (Mark 6: 7-13) How shall I live this Word?   Jesus sends the disciples two by two. The mission of the twelve is the continuation of the mission of Jesus and takes place in communion. Only this overcomes selfishness and reproduces the figure of the Master in life and in the way of acting. Communion lived in the style of poverty recalls the priority of ‘being with...