Thursday of the 4 week of Easter, memorial of Saint Catherine of Siena
“Amen, amen, I say to you, no slave is greater than his master nor any messenger greater than the one who sent him.” These words of Jesus sound pretty obvious. I am sure that most of us, if asked whether you want to be a master or a slave, we would choose to be the master. Nobody wants to be the slave. Jesus is called the master, the teacher, Rabbi, Son of God, even though He humbled Himself and washed the feet of His disciples. How unthinkable! A Master is still a master, but the master must love his people and serve them. Today I think about our leaders, leaders of this world, of our country, of our cities, and the leaders and masters of our Church --are they here to serve God’s people? Are they able to understand that like Jesus being a leader means being a servant? All of us, no matter what we do in life, are called to love and serve others.