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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

St Agatha

"He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick –no food, no sack, no money in their belts." Mk 6:7

Humility will get you everyplace and everything with God. The apostles learned this when Jesus told them to take nothing for the journey. It was not their task to impress their hearers with their own wisdom, wealth or insight, but to announce the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Solomon is another good example of humility. Knowing that his father David lost sight of God and sinned grievously by sleeping with Bathsheba and killing her husband, Solomon knew he had to do better. When God invites Solomon to ask for anything he wants, Solomon does not hesitate in asking, not for wealth and fame, but for wisdom to lead God's people.

Solomon and Jesus disciples know that the people do not belong to them, but to God, and they will need God's wisdom to guide them. The key to our success is never to forget that we are servants of God and the people, not their ruler. Only then will we become Good News.

Today, humbly ask God for the grace of humility to know who you are and what you should do.

What have been your best lessons in humility?

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