We learn today that there is hope that we can put the things to death in this life that would cause us to sin. We embrace the power of the Holy Spirit that can put sin to death. There is redemption, hope and truth present here.
Today we see Jesus’s example in taking the lowest positions, showing hospitality to the most needy and vulnerable among us. When we follow in this new way of discipleship, competitive dynamics break down and we come to serve others and lift them up.
Today we learn that our well being and that of our neighbor is more interconnected than we realize. We are called to forgive, to love, to share with one another giving ourselves over wholly to the way of Christ.
Even though we do not deserve it, we can come to Jesus humbled, in need of compassion, entirely dependent on His generosity, on His grace and on His mercy.
Today we learn to call ourselves and one another to that hard work of searching ourselves and putting to death that part of our flesh that would keep us from God.
We receive the Bread of Life. All can receive it. Through it, there is hope for life. It is freely given for all and to all.