Tuesday 21 February

Tue 21st. St Peter Damian. Ecclesiasticus 2:1-11. Commit your life to the Lord, and he will help you—Ps 36(37):3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40. Mark 9:30-37.


Commit your life to the Lord and he will help you.

Commitment is one of those rather frightening words. It asks of us fidelity and perseverance in God’s service. The book of Ecclesiasticus tells us that serving the Lord will involve hardship. Jesus says the same to his followers who miss the significance of the death he is prophesying. It is about being small, about being the servant of all, about abandoning oneself to the Father. The beauty of this message is that it is a promise, not an order. The Father, for his part, assures us of his love that will bring us through all difficulties to a share in the resurrection of Jesus. Lord, grant that I may cling to you and so not falter in my way to the Father.

Email this Print This Page