Whoever Would Be Great Among You Must Be Your Servant10-21-2018We Celebrate Worship Resource, Vol. 43, No. 3
Once again, Jesus challenges his disciples to change their perspective. He had just told them—for the third time—that he would soon be put to death. In Mark’s Gospel, James and John immediately make a request to have special places in God’s kingdom when Jesus rises in glory. How inappropriate! Jesus tries to make them understand how difficult his mission is, then goes on to give a lesson on true leadership: “Whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant” (Mark 10:43). Whereas world leaders lord their authority over others, Jesus announces, “The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). The author of the passage of Isaiah we hear today also tried to change the perspective of his audience. The Israelites had been defeated and sent into exile. Truly their lives were difficult, but Isaiah finds this suffering to be redemptive; “through his suffering, my servant shall justify many” (Isaiah 53:11). Though “tested” in every way (Hebrews 4:15), both Jesus and Isaiah were willing to sacrifice themselves on behalf of others.
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Announcements and Events
María Madre de la Eucaristía
Oct 27 8:30am - 4:30pm
Conferencista Padre Frank Lobo
Concierto de grupos musicales...Tarde de adoración y alabanza...Todos son Bienvenidos…¡Aleluya!
Altar Server Meeting and Training
Nov 3 10:00am
in the Church.
All Altar Servers are encouraged to attend!
en la Iglesia.
¡Todos los Monaguillos están invitados a asistir!
Council of Catholic Women Meeting
Nov 15 6:30pm
Our guest speaker will be Mary Flynn, a former staff writer for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. Then, she went on to write stories and comprehension tests for the leading publisher of guided reading materials used in the U.S. public school system.
Nov 25 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Where the kids do their Christmas shopping from 2:00-5:00pm in the Parish Center.
Donde los niños hacen sus compras navideñas de 2:00pm a 5:00pm en el Centro Parroquial.
Pastor's Christmas Party
Dec 2 5:00pm - 9:00pm
the Apopka Community Center
Catered by Carrabba’s Italian Grill
en el Apopka Community Center
Servicio de Carrabba's Italian Grill