Principal’s Message: Week of October 14, 2018

28th Week Ordinary Time

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Dear St. Luke Families,

These are the scripture readings for this coming weekend & I must admit thinking about the vocation of a Deacon and his wife as they serve our Christian community.  I appreciate Deacon Glen and remember Ree as I reflected on the readings for not only them but all deacons and hopefully us too for “the strength & joy in serving God as followers of Christ.” The Gospel in front of us is about the disciples who want to be important. Jesus teachers them this lesson: “whoever wants to rank first among you must serve the needs of all.” And, in the prayers over the gifts, we ask for the “freedom to serve you.” Our Lord & Master calls each of us here at St. Luke’s to be a community of service. Our strength comes from following in the footsteps of the Master,  who  ”has not come to be served but to serve.”

So, what is our service to the world? If all we do is affirm the world’s wisdom, what kind of service is that? After all, it is the wisdom of the world that has led us into the dark alleys of hatred and alienation. We must be able to provide an alternative to the wisdom of the world: that is a great gift of service we can offer. 

I hope to see you and your family members at our Luau this coming Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m.!!

Reading I: Isaiah 53:10-11
Responsorial Psalm 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22 
Reading II: Hebrews 4:14-16
Gospel: Mark 10:35-45