July 25 – Thursday
Feast of Saint James, Apostle
Gospel Reading MT 20:20-28

Reflection
The disciples in this scene from today’s Gospel think of being with Jesus in terms of having power and influence. Jesus, however, makes it clear that to have power or to be a leader is to serve, just as he does, to the extent of giving up his life for us.
Talk to Jesus about how he turns our ideas of greatness on their head and most importantly about how attractive this has made him to his followers down the centuries.

Prayer: (all together)
St. James the apostle, pray for us.