St. Paschal Baylon
They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house, Jesus began to ask them, "What were you arguing about on the way?" But they remained silent. They had been discussing among themselves on the way who was the greatest. Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, "If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all." Taking a child he placed it in their midst, and putting his arms around it he said to them, "Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the one who sent me" (Mark 9: 33-37).
You are the greatest, Lord, and we are all your children. The more we look for our own glory the more miserable and deceived we become. While on the other hand the more we think about the good of others, the happier and more fulfilled our lives become.
“Lord, we were made for you and our hearts are restless until they rest in you” (St. Augustine).
Impact Sports: Do I use my will to control myself and not retaliate when pushed or insulted on the field?
Impact Life: Can I use my will to hold my tongue and avoid complaining?