Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Peter pointed out that the Disciples had given up everything. Jesus responded that anyone who sacrifices for the Lord will receive a hundred times more in blessings here (despite hardships), and eternal life besides. After Jesus listened to the request that James and John receive places of honor in His Kingdom, the Lord advised that the greatest one serves everyone else. Jesus came to serve and granted many requests made of Him. When a blind man named Bartimaeus repeatedly called out to Him, the Lord rewarded his persistent faith by giving him sight. On the Cross, Jesus wanted Mary and a beloved Disciple to regard each other as mother and son. Given the chance to help someone, do we feel burdened or blessed?

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