Lives Poured Out
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While Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and said to them on the way, â€˜See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death; then they will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified; and on the third day he will be raised.â€™
Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling before him, she asked a favour of him. And he said to her, â€˜What do you want?â€™ She said to him, â€˜Declare that these two sons of mine will sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.â€™ But Jesus answered, â€˜You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?â€™ They said to him, â€˜We are able.â€™ He said to them, â€˜You will indeed drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left, this is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.â€™
When the ten heard it, they were angry with the two brothers. But Jesus called them to him and said, â€˜You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Connie Koch OP
17 March 2022 @ 4:40 am
Thanks so much, Beth! You have framed our call so well!
Our discipleship is measured in our service to others! This is a call to each of us, a call to our Nation, a call to our world! In Hope, Connie
Peggy Devlin, OP
17 March 2022 @ 8:16 am
Beth – I never cease to be inspired by your preaching, and today’s (3/16) is no exception. In fact, a number of years ago you recommended the book about Pierre Claverie, A LIFE POURED OUT, and I read it then and was deeply moved. I’m looking at it on my bookshelf right now and plan to read it again with all the underlinings – THANKS! Peggy
17 March 2022 @ 11:29 pm
It is always a blessing to listen and glean from your preaching on Godâ€™s WORD! I was so struck by your last question â€œ how many times do we have to hear it.â€ Obviously the answer is â€œconstantlyâ€ we must continue to hear and do as he has done. Thanks be to God for all Dominicans because you have all lived a life of simplicity and service. Thanks, Beth, for all your â€œyesâ€ moments.
Love and gratitude,