Fr. Matthew O'Toole posted on September 21, 2012 21:07
Jesus measures greatness by a different standard than the world. As He tells his disciples in Sunday’s gospel, humble service to others makes one first in the eyes of God, and the Lord uses children as an example of what He is describing. Our human condition, however, sometimes draws us to status and power. St. James in his epistle warns us that these are the temptations that pull us into conflict with one another. Today we might want to take inventory of our conduct and ask God to give us the grace of joyful humility.
To prepare yourself for Sunday’s Mass, read the scripture readings here: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/092312.cfm