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Wednesday 27th February, 2013
Jeremiah 18:18-20. Save me, O Lord, in your steadfast love—Ps 30(31):5-6, 14-16. Matthew 20:17-28.

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Sometimes I wonder, Jesus, about your sense of humour.

Was there a touch of irony in your response to the request from the Zebedee boys’ mother?

It seems a strange mission on her part, coming as it does on the heels of the discussion of your own passion and death. As often, neither she nor your disciples seem to hear or understand you.

Yet your response to her shows nothing of impatience or frustration.

Indeed, it demonstrates your unfailing courtesy and faith, even, in your disciples’ ability to share your mission despite ongoing evidence to the contrary!

I too want to be part of your mission, even if sometimes I fear the suffering and possible death that might go with it. You suggest how—I need only to be prepared to serve.



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