Tuesday of the 32nd Week of Ordinary Time
Memorial of Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church
November 10, 2020
We are unprofitable servants
Christians are unprofitable servants on this Earth with Jesus Christ as our Master who died on the Cross like a Criminal with a shameful death. If our Master lived a life of a suffering servant without gaining any Worldly Wealth and position , we are called to become servants of servant.
If we try to gain the credit or wages for our Work then our Work considered as paid Work . In a paid work the laborer earns the wages to become Master of his life.A Christian worker is like a volunteer in his Work who is willingly offers himself as a servant for the love of his Master and expects nothing in return for his labor. The name Pope means servant of servants and not King or President or Prime Minister. The whole family including Parents , Children , grand parents must adopt this attitude of servant hood in their life then that family becomes a true Christian Family.
The problem with a Human Being is to become the Master of his life. Satan tempted him and Pride entered in to Human and the thought of servant hood was forgotten and every person considered himself as the Master of his life. Though God created us in his own image like his Children , we must acknowledge our Father as our Creator and Master. Servant and Master relationship started when the Human sinned and became a slave of Sin. In the beginning God created us in his own image , giving his authority or Masters of our own life. The Devil put a doubt in Human mind and tricked the Human to rebel against the Father and thus lost the Authority and Master ship of our life and became slaves in our own will.
When we acknowledge Jesus as our Lord and Master and live for him alone without expecting anything in return for our Work then once again we reverse our relationship with our Master by becoming Children of God or real Masters of our life. Selfishness makes ourselves as God or Masters of our life. In the family and in the Church if we work like Volunteers without expecting anything in return we become real Children of God. If we live our life to gain something of this World in our life we loose our right to become Children of God and if we loose something for the love of our Master we receive the Son ship and Daughter hood of our Master.
Prayer : Lord Jesus give us the sense of loosing for the Kingdom of God. Amen,