Discover the Lectio Divina #OP800
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Do you want to sit to the right of Jesus ?

Lectio

Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.” “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.” “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said. “Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?” “We can,” they answered. Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.” When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John. Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mk 10: 35 - 45)

Contemplatio: 

Jesus reveals that the core characteristic of the Kingdom is not power, but service and love.

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WHAT IS LECTIO DIVINA?

Sr. María José Brito, O.P.
Sr. María José Brito, O.P.
Author's biographySister María José Brito is a Dominican sister from San José de Ilanz. She did her studies in pedagogy and theology, and is currently serving as Regional Superior, in the region of Santo Domingo, San Pablo, Brazil.