Monday, September 28, 2015

Greatest and least

"For the one who is least among all of you is the one who is the greatest."
Luke 9:48
For as often as we have heard this lately, we sure still find ourselves jockeying for position, don't we?  I notice it in all areas of my life--work, social, friends, family.  We want to be heard, recognized, appreciated, acknowledged; all of it.  Jesus so often points out the way to really succeeding in this world is through serving each other and that can be so hard to do! Recognizing that it is NOT about us and more about the Other is a difficult pill to take. Especially when so much of our media focuses on the loudest, richest, and showiest.  My memories of watching much of the pope's visit focus on the children eager to greet him, the tenderness of his gaze, the smiles and joy; not so much on the pomp and regality.  One little boy, during the pope's lunch at the homeless shelter Friday, with his note for the pope, captured my heart.  Those considered by society to be the "least" are really the greatest.  A lesson for the disciples then. A lesson for us now.  What do we do with it?  Love, heidi

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