Wednesday 25 July 2018

About Today Readings

St James.

2 Corinthians 4:7-15. Psalm 125(126). Matthew 20:20‑28.

Those who sow in tears, shall reap with shouts of joy—Psalm 125(126).

‘We hold this treasure in pots of earthenware, so that the immensity of the power is God’s and not our own.’

What is it to be seated at the right and at the left of Jesus? To the mother of James and John it meant authority and recognition. To the disciples it may have been a sign of faithfulness, love or friendship.

To Jesus, however, it meant passion, humiliation and death.

Ultimately, it turned out that the mother of the two apostles knew not what she asked for on behalf of her sons. Their subsequent life of service and martyrdom would, ultimately, grant her wish.

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