29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Mother Teresa famously said, “When you don’t have anything, then you have everything.”
Today’s Gospel story about the ambition of James and John illustrates the folly of always wanting more. James and John wanted power and prestige. They wanted to be higher than the rest. Jesus told them that the greatest among them is the least, the one who becomes the servant of all.
Still, we keep hoarding until we accumulate so much we have to throw some of it away.
Deacon Dick Folger