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Liturgical day: Tuesday 32nd in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Lk 17,7-10): «When you have done all that you have been told to do, you must say: ‘We are no more than servants; we have only done our duty’». Jesus said to his disciple, «Who among you would say to your servant coming in from the fields after plowing or tending sheep: ‘Come at once and sit down at table?’. No, you tell him: ‘Prepare my dinner. Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink; you can eat and drink afterwards’. Do you thank this servant for doing what you commanded? So for you. When you have done all that you have been told to do, you must say: ‘We are no more than servants; we have only done our duty’».

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today Jesus Christ puts us in place. We live times when man tries to take the place of God frequently. For some centuries, the advances of science and technology have skyrocketed. That is good! The bad thing is forgetting God, thinking that we do not need any "god", that religions are a brake on progress or even that we are "god" ...

- But, have we really made much progress? The 20th century has the record of murders and genocides! And the scandalous poverty that still exists in the 21st century? Progress? We are quite useless ... If, at least, we were servants of God ...