Wednesday 30 May 2018

About Today Readings

1 Peter 1:18-25. Psalm 147:12-15, 19-20. Mark 10:32-45.

Praise the Lord, Jerusalem—Psalm 147:12-15, 19-20.

What is true glory?

Today’s readings highlight the continuous struggle in which we find ourselves being pulled between the superficial and the authentic. As James and John learn at the coalface however, it is much more challenging than initially anticipated.

The pair wishes to be seated on either side of Jesus and share in his glory, but Jesus reveals that it isn’t about revelling in power but enduring a lifetime of service. Similarly, in today’s first reading Peter writes about an authentic, deep love, one, which endures forever. Both seem attractive. The question is which side of the ring do you wish to be on: the superficial with its attractive easiness, or the authentic with its enduring qualities.

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