Tuesday, March 26, 2013

TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK: “It is too little, he says, for you to be my servant…I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.” (Isaiah 49: 6)

We continue reading the Servant of the Lord songs and our reflection continues on our behaviors as faithful servants, those who listen and put into practice the Word of the Lord according to the vocation to which they have been called.

Sometimes we are content to be just ‘faithful servants’ who perfectly fulfill our duties, respecting that of others as we await our just recompense.

However, it would be too comfortable to be this kind of servant.  The Lord invites us to broaden our horizons beyond the restricted circle of our everyday life.  By welcoming God into our life, we also accept His task and His way of being light and salvation for all people.  They are all the persons we encounter along our way each day whom, perhaps, we do not even notice or we ignore.  Let us turn to them and take care of them.  In this way, they too can await the Lord’s salvation and we can all become the light of the world.
Today in my pause for silent contemplation, I will examine my concept of being a faithful servant and ask Jesus to give me His vision of what fidelity really means.

- Living Scriture