Jesus asks James and John this question after they approached Him asking Him to do whatever they ask. So He asks this simple yet exciting question. How do they respond, but they ask to be seated in glory with Him. Quickly, Jesus reminds them that life lived with Him is a life of service, for the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve. So while this question is exciting to sit with as Jesus desires to respond to our needs, we need to remember that we, too, need to ask this question to others in need: "What do you wish me to do for you?" Try it out this week at home, school, work or church. Service will not only help you live Jesus' life of love, but will get you out of your head for a minute and help you to refocus on what really matters.
For those of you who wonder if the Memorare Center is getting used much, it is. It was amazing to see how much it was used and how many of our people encountered the Lord and community by coming to this wonderful place. On Friday evening, our day school teachers came together to have a dinner as a way to end their day of professional development. It was a joy to see all of them having fun. On Saturday, a young adult retreat was held which not only used the Holy Family and Beatitudes Room, but also the Visitation Terrace, as it was a beautiful day. Their theme was “Ephphatha” Be Opened, which invited them to take the day to be open to what God wanted to do in their lives. It was a very fruitful day indeed. Lastly, on Sunday, NET Ministries came to lead our 8th graders in a Confirmation Retreat that lasted all day. They were led in praise, prayer, and were given great talks which inspired them to let the Holy Spirit move in their lives. Many of the students said the day was uplifting. Praise God! (8th Graders picture below.)
Thank you all for the sacrifice you made to make this building possible. But it’s more than a building – it’s a place where we can gather as the Body of Christ and let the Holy Spirit do the rest. Thanks again!
May God’s peace and joy be with you,