29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
October 18, 2009 Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Gospel: Mark 10:35-45
The English writer Edward Bulwer-Lytton once observed: “There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.” James and John, in their vanity, want to sit with Jesus on his throne in the kingdom. Jesus tells them the rough truth that they do no know what they are asking, and that furthermore it is God who makes the seating arrangements. Jesus goes on to say that if you want to be great, you must be the servant of the rest.
Deacon Dick Folger