Beads of Joy 09-26-11
Jesus - Not Here To Be Served
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO
Jesus Christ is the only Lord we must live our lives for, He didn’t come to be served, but rather to serve. I remember clearly hearing that said in the movie King of Kings when Jesus was preaching the Sermon on the Mount. But the actual scripture goes like this, “just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” That can be found in Matthew 20:28, in the part of the chapter where the mother of the sons of Zebedee request that her sons sit on Jesus’ right and left. She had no idea what she was asking for. But today’s gospel is found in Luke 9:46-50 (The Greatest in the Kingdom / Another Exorcist). I reflect back because in today’s gospel the disciples once again questioned who was the greatest. And today our Lord’s wisdom and in His love for us He explains how the least of us is greater, going in the complete opposite of the grain of thinking. The lowly are to be lifted with Jesus.
We must.. and I know many of you don’t want to hear this, but we must empty our lives of everything else and only be filled with Jesus Christ. Maybe a better clearer way to say it is like this; anything that comes between you and Jesus needs to be removed from your life. If we lose Him, (you, me, us) we lose eternity with Jesus; hence we lose everything, with no second chances. We must get this right the first time. Jesus gives us so much, He gave us His life, He paid for all the sins we have committed. Jesus without a doubt must be the center focus of our existence, our thinking, our breathing. Let’s face truth here, if we live a life pleasing to ourselves and we couldn’t care less about some guy we can’t see; on that Day of Judgment it will be a very sad day, and for all eternity we will be cast out and sent away from Jesus. And that is the horror of it all, being separated from Him, He who loves us.
So today let us reflect upon this thought: Jesus Christ is our Lord and our Savior, He loved us so much that He died for us, to save us, in turn let us desire to live our life loving Him, honoring Him and doing all we can to lead others to Him. Does that sound like a wonderful awesome life? It does to me, I pray that all see and understand what Jesus has done for all of us. Live the life of JOY, and live it every single day. The life of JOY goes like this:
“Jesus, I trust in You.”
Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr. SFO
Today we pray the Joyful Mysteries
1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The Birth of Jesus
4. The Presentation in The Temple
5. Finding of Jesus in the Temple