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A Pilgrim Journey with Pope Francis – Becoming great

Pope Francis Havana HomilyIn the Gospel from Mark on Sunday, we heard the disciples arguing amongst themselves about who was the greatest. Jesus asked them what they were talking about and when he heard, he was very clear in responding to them:

“If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.”

Today in Havana, with the image of communist revolutionary Che Guevara looking over the same square, Pope Francis reinforced that same point during his homily.

Perhaps as we enter this week of prayers and pilgrimage with Pope Francis, we can ask God to help us find ways to serve others, to not seek greatness, and to become more humble servants of God. What ways can we explore changing our own lives in order to become “men and women for others.

That saying, “men and women for others” is Continue reading

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