Jesus humbled himself and became the suffering servant for us all. As stewards of the mysteries of God entrusted to us, we may suffer from time to time. We may occasionally suffer rejection for sharing what we profess to believe. Jesus emptied himself in serving God’s purpose and ultimately his suffering was rewarded.
So, we pray this Holy Week that we too may empty ourselves of pride or fear. We call upon the Holy Spirit to give us the humility, wisdom and courage to always and everywhere be good stewards of the Gospel and share it with whoever needs to hear it.
St. Paul reminds us today that as disciples and good stewards, “Every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is lord, to the glory of God the Father”. When we have the courage to share our faith, one of the rewards we receive is the joy of witnessing someone give their life to the Lord.
“There’s just nothing quite like seeing God touch and capture hearts” (Fr Bob Bedard, CC, The Catholic Disciple).
Dan is the Director of Mission Advancement for the Companions of the Cross. You can contact Dan at 613-728-3175.