July 25, 2023, Tuesday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time-A ST JAMES, APOSTLE.
2 Corinthians 4:7-15
…the surpassing power maybe of God and not from us. 2 Cor. 4:7
“Rather whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your slave.” Matthew 20:26
Lord, from the moment you met James you were working to transform him into the Apostle and servant he came to be. His mother sought a high place for her sons in your kingdom. Her wish was granted but not in the way she expected. Over the years you formed this fisherman into a great servant leader in your young Church. All came about by the power of your teaching, example and grace. Lord, I too desire a secure place in your Kingdom. I’m nothing special or important but with an open heat, a willingness to change and love of you I can become what you’ve chosen me to be. Like James, I can have a different view of my role than you do. But I place all I am in your loving and powerful hands. Make me, Lord, whatever you desire. Work your surpassing power in me so that I will please you today. Show me how I can be a great servant for you in your kingdom. I do not desire any place higher than at your side in your kingdom in eternity. St. James, pray for me. Amen.