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Tuesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Lk 12:35-38): “Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them.” Jesus said to his disciples: “Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them. And should he come in the second or third watch and find them prepared in this way, blessed are those servants.”

Illustration: Fr. Lluís Raventós Artés

Today Jesus makes a remarkable statement: God - which is our God - wants to be our "servant". Let us ask ourselves: in the universe of religions, is there any other religion that believes in a "God-servant"? No. Such audacity is unique to Christianity.

- Last of all, for Christian’s faith the "God-servant" is not new. Indeed, the prophecy of Isaiah (about 600 years before Christ) devotes lots of space (chapter 53 especially) to the "suffering servant of Yahweh": it is referred to the passion of Jesus Christ. Did you know?