In today’s Gospel proclamation, the Lord Jesus invites us to live a life of humility. We are called to be free from being overwhelmed with the honour and glory the world offers us. However, our human nature is such that we often tend to long for praise, honour and glory from other people. Even our act of serving the Lord may at times have the hidden motive of being recog- nized, valued and appreciated by others. Being humble does not require us to feel inferior about ourselves or consider ourselves as having little value. Instead, we are to fix our eyes on God and look at ourselves and those around us the way God sees us. This in turn helps us to love and serve God and our fellow human beings in the true spirit of humility. It is this freedom that St Paul bears witness to in his ministry, when he says, “for me to live is Christ and to die is gain”. Following the footsteps of the Lord Jesus, we will then be able to live our lives to the fullest. In whatever we say or do let us strive to please God and do everything for the glory of God alone.
Prayer: Abba Father, let my thoughts, words and deeds glorify you all my days. Amen.