St. Christopher and St. James the Greater
Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons and did him homage, wishing to ask him for something. He said to her, "What do you wish?" She answered him, "Command that these two sons of mine sit, one at your right and the other at your left, in your kingdom." Jesus said in reply, "You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I am going to drink?" They said to him, "We can." He replied, "My cup you will indeed drink, but to sit at my right and at my left (, this) is not mine to give but is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father" (Matthew 20: 20-23).
Looking for recognition, praise and credit is so common but as Jesus describes here it is not very virtuous. We don’t see the Blessed Virgin asking for such things in the Bible. God wants us to follow her example: do our best humbly serving others without caring about the credit. The humble will be exalted and praised for all eternity in Heaven.
Mary, help me to be humble like you and not care about getting recognition from others.
Impact Sports: Am I humble enough to admit my own mistakes?
Impact Life: Do I waste time on the computer looking at harmful sites?