29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The servant

Mark 10:35-45

What is servanthood?  The image of a servant is Jesus himself who embraced suffering to save us and offer us back to the Father.

There are three marks of servant as reflected it the first reading:

First, a servant is God-sent if he uses his servanthood for the atonement of sins.  We too can offer each moment of sacrifice for the same intention.

A servant also does the master's will.  Our lives should be a reflection of what the Lord wants, nothing more or less.

Third, the servant's is always fruitful in good works.

Servanthood happens in this life when we plant the seeds of the Good News and nourish it.