Read: Matthew 20:20-28

Jesus is on the road to Jerusalem.  He is well aware of what is going to happen when he arrives in Jerusalem.   Yet he is still trying to teach His disciples what it means to be a follower of Him.  The disciples are thinking about who is going to be first and have the places of honor in His kingdom. 

I can only imagine how frustrated Jesus was; but He continues to try to help them understand what it means to be His followers.

In our culture today, we can be very much like the disciples trying to have the places of honor, to be noticed by others, and to keep moving up the chain of command at work.   

What is Jesus asking of us as His followers?  Are we trying to be servants to others in our home, workplaces and with our friends?

Sr Susan Widdel, Pastoral Minister/RCIA