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Tuesday 29th in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Lk 12,35-38): «Happy are those servants whom the master finds wide-awake when he comes. Truly, I tell you, he will put on an apron and have them sit at table and he will wait on them». Jesus said to his disciples, «Be ready, dressed for service, and keep your lamps lit, like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding. As soon as he comes and knocks, they will open to him. Happy are those servants whom the master finds wide-awake when he comes. Truly, I tell you, he will put on an apron and have them sit at table and he will wait on them. Happy are those servants if he finds them awake when he comes at midnight or daybreak!».

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?