We Are Made For Service
There is a song that goes: “we are made for service, to care for one another.” Through the Gospel reading today we see this is what Jesus wants us to realize. We are called to service because we are called to follow him who “did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” The call to service is particularly true for me, your pastor and spiritual leader. Recall these words of Jesus from today’s Gospel: “you know that those who are recognized as rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones make their authority felt. But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant.”
I do not use my position as pastor to assert my way, but rather, to serve you and to lead in the name of the Archbishop. Next month I will explain some minor liturgical changes which will be implemented at the beginning of the new Church year, the start of Advent. These changes are not mine, but those of our Archbishop. Please join me in making these changes flow smoothly.
I ask for your prayers so that I may always reflect the ways of Jesus in my service toward you and this community. I pray that as I lead through service, you may follow as people of service. Together we walk in faith, and as your pastor, I hope my example helps you become more faithful servants for the Lord. Remember, we are made for service. God’s blessing and peace be with you all.