Wednesday: 27 March, 2013 –– Holy Week
Isaiah 50:4–9a / Matthew 26:14–25
Who Do We Serve?
As the Apostles began to see the Old Testament through the coming of Jesus Christ and his death and resurrection, it became crystal clear that Jesus was the fulfillment of Isaiah’s Suffering Servant.
Jesus came into our world to take upon himself the burden of our sins. He said of himself, the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many (Mark 10:45).
Just think –– the Son of God knew Judas was going to betray him, yet Jesus plays into the whole scheme and instead of serving himself (the mantra of our culture), gave himself for our salvation.
As we follow Jesus, we pray for the grace to give priority to honoring God, not pandering to the opinions of people who seek their own will and way. Who do we serve?
We pray for the grace to follow people like St Paul who, by embracing the servanthood of Isaiah’s Suffering Servant which was fulfilled in Jesus, said: ....am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ (Galatians 1:10).
Who do we serve?