It goes like this:. They were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. Taking the Twelve aside again, he began to tell them what was going to happen to him. And now you can see the mood that Jesus must have been in at this time. And they were afraid, because it made them doubt and it made them feel apart from him because he alone knew the dreadful end of this journey and what the outcome would be.
Jumla ya Mara Iliyotazamwa
We are created to be happy. Our pursuit of happiness revolves around, and often misled by, the three P-wants: Pleasure, Possession, and Power. Pleasure is the ability to enjoy positive mental and physical states. Possession is the endowment to have access to the fundamental needs of human beings. And power is the possibility to have agency over the environment and people around us. This is our struggle: to balance our need and want for pleasure, possession and power.
PREACHING THE WORD
Jesus shows us the way to give glory to the Father: become the servant of all and give our lives for others. Are we willing to do that? The first reading today is from the Prophet Isaiah. He is very clear that even long before the time of Jesus, a deeply religious person could see that one person could take on suffering for the good of others. And the person who does that will have many come after who are able to live in the light of God. A truly righteous person can offer himself for others and even carry the sins of others in some mysterious way. We see that gift of self-offering clearly in the life of Jesus. We are also called to share in that self-offering. The second reading is from the Letter to the Hebrews and continues the same theme.
All contributions welcome! If we hope in the resurrection, despite our grieving we have hope. The hopefulness of Wisdom is given sharper focus by St Paul, who says that all we have lost will be restored …. We are here and now writing the book of evidence for that judgement on the value of lives. And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake. Like a shepherd feeding his flock, gathering lambs in his arms, holding them to his breast, and gently leading the mother-ewes who are due to give birth