THE SERVANT GENERAL
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
WHAT JESUS HAS DONE FOR US
During Lent we look more closely at the suffering and death
of Jesus, which we as Christians all know about. But for many
Christians, it is just that event once again in the cycle
of life of our Church. So say the token prayer, and then off
to enjoy the days free from work. Or perhaps say some serious
prayers and do substantial devotions, but fail to more fully
respond to what God has done for us.
Consider Jesus talking with you privately, eyeball to eyeball,
and solemnly saying, "Do you realize what I have done
for you?" (Jn 13:12).
Jesus washes our feet, the Master taking the form of a servant.
How have we truly humbled ourselves in order to serve others?
Jesus goes to the cross, suffering excruciating pain, to pay
the price for our sins. How have we embraced the crosses we
face in life, especially as we serve Jesus?
Jesus forgave us our sins, even as we were the ones who sent
him to the cross. How have we forgiven the much smaller sins
people have committed against us?
Jesus gave his life for us, to win for us our salvation. How
have we turned our lives over to him, and given totally and
self-sacrificially of ourselves in order to proclaim this
gospel of salvation?
Do you realize what Jesus has done for you? Have you allowed
such realization to totally transform your life? "I have
given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you,
you should also do." (Jn 13:15).