Self approval, acknowledgement and praises!

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St. James
Monday, July 25, 2016
Feast of St. James
More detailsThe name "James" is the translation of Iakobos, the Graecised form of the name of the famous Patriarch, Jacob. This James belongs, together with Peter and John, to the group of the three privileged disciples whom Jesus admitted to important moments in his life. Early in the first century, in the 40s, King Herod Agrippa, the grandson of Herod the Great, as Luke tells us, "laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the Church. He had James, the brother of John, killed by the sword" (Acts 12: 1-2).

Self approval, acknowledgement and praises!

Lectio

The mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons, and kneeling before him, she asked a favor of him. And he said to her, “What do you want?” She said to him, “Declare that these two sons of mine will sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.” But Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?” They said to him, “We are able.” He said to them, “You will indeed drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left, this is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.”

 

When the ten heard it, they were angry with the two brothers. But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Mt 20:20-28)

 

Contemplatio: 

Human glory, self-approval, and self-praise usual lead to destruction. 

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fr. Thomas Chuma O. P.
Fr. Thomas Chuma O. P.
Author's biographyfr. Thomas Chuma O. P., is a member of the General Vicariate of Southern Africa – South Africa. He is the Student Master, a member for Formation Council, the Jubilee and Liturgy Promoter, and the Parish Priest at St Luke parish and the parish of St Paul & St Peter the Apostle of Kroonstad Diocese. He is also studying Social Work.