For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has similarly been tested in every way, yet without sin. (Hebrews 4) Jesus knows one of the temptations we have as human beings is to raise ourselves above others in order to find our value. This can come in many forms: I am smarter than others, or I am richer than others, or even (surprisingly) I am more humble than others. We shouldn’t be too quick, like the other apostles, to condemn James and John for seeking the best places for themselves. We all do that. Jesus knows that temptation and resisted it himself by living a life of loving service, even to the point of giving his life as a ransom for many. We ask him to help us follow that example in the way we treat one another in daily life. The Lord bless and keep you! Fr. Bobby
"Jesus keeps knocking on our doors, the doors of our lives. He doesn't do this by magic, with special effects, with flashing lights and fireworks. Jesus keeps knocking on our door in the faces of our brothers and sisters, in the faces of our neighbors, in the faces of those at our side." Pope Francis
Participating in the good works of Together in Mission is one way that every Catholic in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles can show their love for their neighbor. Our theme for this 25th anniversary year of Together in Mission is “Let us Love.” The love that Jesus calls us to is more than words and more than feelings. Christian love is a call to action. Jesus calls us to open our hearts and extend a helping hand to those who are most vulnerable and most in need. Thank for your generous support of the Together in Mission campaign. May our Blessed Mother watch over you in her tender love and may our gracious God grant you peace and joy and love. Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles
@ArchbishopGomez: Friends, we need to practice the corporal and spiritual works of mercy - seeking contact with our Lord through serving others.