Scripture Reading: John 13:7
Newton Sidney is one of the prolific writers that have written books on success. This man said in one of his works: “Every action is a seed.” It is very obvious the above statement is true and, embodies in it the answers to life’s questions such as, what is happening to me or why are they happening? Jesus, the Master and God decided in today’s scriptural passage to wash the feet of His disciples and servants. Certainly, it was confusing and hard to comprehend. “How should our master wash our feet?”, they must have asked one another. Hence, Peter tried to prevent Him when He got to him. The disciples were really puzzled because they did not understand what Jesus was doing. They did not know that Jesus’ action of humbly washing their feet was a seed he was sowing in them which will someday grow to be sown in others. What was the seed that the Lord sowed in their lives? It is humility. That they may learn to be humble and submissive to one another. If He, Jesus, their Master could stoop so low to serve them, then, they should do the same to others. Jesus said: “For I have given you an example that ye should do as I have done to you.” (John. 13:15)
Additionally, it is there for us to learn that certain good actions which on the surface may seem unreasonable, especially in the judgment of spectators, neighbors, and so on, may not be so in God’s own judgment. And so, that action becomes a good seed that one day, its reward shall be ours. There was once a young lad who never knew that someday, he would be helped by a certain man. If he had stopped greeting this man as some people had advised, then it would have been a slight to the man who was much more older than the boy, who demanded that the boy greet him, at least to show some respect. Since the boy continued, the harvest at last proved his actions worthy. And you know, it doesn’t end there; some other thing may emerge that will favor and uplift him because “every action is a seed.” The harvest is always ours. Learn to sow good seeds through good behaviors. Who knows? It may land you to your ever-desired golden age.
MASS: GREEN/WHITE Tobit 1:9-14; Ps 112:1b-2.7-8.9 (R.7b); Accl. Eph 1:17-18; Mk 12:13-17 ST. NORBERT, BP. (Opt Mem)
1. Thank you Lord Jesus for the seed of Your word You have sown in my life today.
2. I thank You Jesus for Your mercies and faithfulness.
3. I thank You Almighty God because You are the author and giver of wisdom.
4. Inspire a pure mind and heart in me that will seek at all times to do what is good for the sake of the kingdom of God and the good of men. Amen.
5. Father! Solomon asked for wisdom and You answered him. Please grant unto me wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in the name of Jesus.
6. Father of glory, please give unto me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Exercise: Be a disciple of good works and practice them always.
Meditation: Romans 12: 21