Lenten Prayer Reflection by Joseph Contillo

Mar 15 2017
MT 20:17-28
In this gospel, the primary message is that we need to focus on using our talents and gifts to serve others above all else. The role of the disciples was not solely to be about power and their own wealth but instead to spread the word of God and enrich the people around them. Our motivation to do so should never come from the thought of favors in return but only through our willingness and desire inside to help and care for others. Jesus still wants to see us thrive and succeed in life, but he believes that our main goal should be putting others first before us. The more success we see in our own lives, the more we should be willing to seek out our fellow neighbors and spread the good news.