Walk – A Course of Conduct

Dreaming a Pilgrimage

Greetings on this the Feast of Saint James, Apostle
Readings: 2 COR 4:7-15; PS 126:1BC-2AB, 2CD-3, 4-5, 6; MT 20:20-28
Notes: Perhaps it is time to walk to walk. A walk is a course of conduct. A way of living. James would distinguish himself in service, even unto martyrdom (Acts 12:1-3a) but only after. After he abandoned his own goals and made the peace of God’s kingdom his walk of life.

The request of the sons of Zebedee, made through their mother, for the highest places of honor in the kingdom, and the indignation of the other ten disciples at this request, show that neither the two brothers nor the others have understood that what makes for greatness in the kingdom is not lordly power but humble service. Jesus gives the example, and his ministry of service will reach its highest point when he gives his life for the deliverance of the human race from sin. New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) note on Matt 20:20 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/matthew/20?20

A personal goal to walk the walk one day: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camino_de_Santiago

Franciscan Media: https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-james

First reading
Everything indeed is for you,
so that the grace bestowed in abundance on more and more people
may cause the thanksgiving to overflow for the glory of God.

Responsorial Psalm
Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing.

When the LORD brought back the captives of Zion, we were like men dreaming. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with rejoicing.

Alleluia Verse
I chose you from the world, to go and bear fruit that will last, says the Lord.

Gospel Portion
Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant;
whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave.
Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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