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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
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Christ Calls Us to Serve.
Dear brothers and sisters,
During the course of this series, we’re looking at how we’re all called to go deeper in faith. Being a life-long follower of Jesus Christ is not as complicated as we can make it out to be. STEPS is a simple but
profound teaching tool to challenge all of us, whether young or old, to take our next step in faith. Following
Christ is about direction, not perfection. This week we are speaking about Service. Ephesians 5:21 says, “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” We heard this same word last week in James 4:7, but the verse from Ephesians suggests a different focus – submission not to God but to other people. “Submission” in our everyday life to other people might seem insulting to our egos, because it can sound like we are called to be weak, or a doormat. However, think about your life. In family life, in the sports field, or at work, think about how many times we already leverage and use our time and energy for the benefit of others. Let’s call this, “mutual submission.” All of us do this in any family or workplace. However, we don’t usually have God in mind when we do so.