A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Useless servant and hero

“I was just doing my job.”

That is what heroes often say: especially firefighters, police officers, and soldiers who risk their lives to save others.

True, it is their job, but even fulfilling one’s job seems unusual in this world of instant gratification and self-centeredness, let alone risking death or injury.

Likewise, as the Lord tells us in today’s Gospel (Luke 17:7-10), we are totally insignificant in the shadow of Almighty God and obeying His Commandments, while necessary, is nothing to boast of.

Yet, against the backdrop of this world of selfishness, even being an obedient useless servant can be heroic.