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Catholic Bible Press
March 3, 2021
St. Katharine Drexel
Dedication to Service
Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave. Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Matthew 20:26-28

Today’s lesson on serving others can be found in the life of St. Katharine Drexel. Born into one of the wealthiest U.S. families of the 19th century, she could have lived an extravagant life inside the world of the rich and famous. The young heiress might have chosen to be a chief benefactor parsing out sizable donations to good causes. Yet her understanding of the Good News led to a different choice. St. Katharine dedicated her life to helping those most in need. Her outreach stretched across the country as she embraced the mission of education, most notably building schools for impoverished African American and Native American children. We are each born into different circumstances with a variety of gifts. Most of us are not wealthy, yet we have an equal opportunity to live out this lesson of service to others.

- Deborah Meister

Jeremiah 18:18-20 • Psalm 31:5-6, 14-16 Matthew 20:17-28

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March 3, 2021 at 09:39 PM

Jer 18:18-20 "Heed me, O LORD, and listen to what my adversaries say. Must good be repaid with evil that they should dig a pit to take my life? Remember that I stood before you to speak in their behalf, to turn away your wrath from them." This is a type of prayer that many prophets used to remind God that He (God) is their protector I wonder if this is a type of begging prayer?

March 3, 2021 at 04:58 PM

Deborah, thank you for your devotion. * It’s all in the wanting, in our desires. Jesus Himself asks us: “What do you wish?” (Mt 20:21) Jesus knows that we move according to the desires of our heart. During Lent, let us carefully listen to God’s every word, not for finding loopholes to avoid the discipline of Lent, but to allow the Word of God to change and mold us. Let us desire what Jesus desires. Lord, may I want what You want, “Not my will but Yours be done” (Lk 22:42), to give our hearts and minds in serving others. God Bless our Living Faith Family and continued prayers for all.

March 3, 2021 at 10:19 AM

Amen. Thank you Holy Father for this beautiful day and for this Gospel today. Thank you Lord for my faith, my life and for my family. Thank you Holy Father, most of all, for your great sacrifice and for the opportunity of forgiveness and reconciliation. Please Lord have mercy. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ, now and forever. Amen Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, we ask that you release your warrior angels and heavenly hosts. We decry and declare that they would take us off the enemies' radar and scramble the enemies' frequencies (airwaves). Your Kingdom must come now. Your will must be done right now, as in the heavens, also on earth. Amen

March 3, 2021 at 08:51 AM

Amen.

Beverly
March 4, 2021 at 03:14 AM

Amen.

March 3, 2021 at 08:22 AM

Amen.

March 3, 2021 at 07:32 AM

Jesus lets us know as well today what will be his fate in the weeks to come. Let us prepare ourselves so we too will be ready for when he come again to judge the living and the dead. May we be found awake working in the fields of the harvest. We too face many crosses in our life, there is no better time that reunite with Christ, so that we may rise with him at the time of our resurrection. Jesus has given us life through his sufferings, let us not waste this “Golden Opportunity”. Dear Jesus we ask for your prayers for our Living Faith Family, for those who who have no one to pray for them, and for all of the souls in Purgatory that they be saved and brought to Heaven to see the face of Christ today. We pray, Amen.

March 3, 2021 at 05:01 AM

Bill... prayers for your brother in law and , for you as well. Bless the doctors and staff and may the outcome be positive.

March 3, 2021 at 03:39 AM

Need some extra prayers for my brother-in-law today. Early morning surgery to put a couple stints in. First one last month did not work. Praying for a better result.

Tillie
March 3, 2021 at 05:02 PM

Bill, I will pray for your brother in law and his family that he will have a successful surgery and quick recovery.

Holly
March 3, 2021 at 08:54 AM

Praying that all goes well with his surgery.

Joann
March 3, 2021 at 08:33 AM

Prayers for your brother in law.

Kjc
March 3, 2021 at 08:31 AM

Bill L I will pray for your brother in law and his family at Mass this morning. Living faith family please pray for Deacon Dan speedy recovery also those who have no one to pray for them. This evening my oldest grandson is going to celebrate his first reconciliation pray for him and his family to celebrate the sacraments. Ken

azmom
March 3, 2021 at 07:31 AM

I will offer up prayers for your brother-in- law, that he have a safe and effective surgery and a full recovery. God bless.

EM
March 3, 2021 at 06:45 AM

Amen. Praying.

Michael
March 3, 2021 at 06:12 AM

Good reflection that is to the point thank you an prayers for Bill's brother in law an all th LF family an those in hospitals and nursing homes in isolation from family an friends an in care of strangers they do not know . An prayers for all the care givers as well an nurses an aides . Amen

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