Homily – Fr. Michael Casagram – 5/7/20 Humble service

+Our selection this morning from the gospel of John if from chapter 13, a far shift from chapter 8 that we heard yesterday. We are taken into the washing of the feet of the disciples by Jesus and his telling them: “Amen, amen, I say to you, no slave is greater than his master, nor any messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you understand this, blessed are you if you do it.” Jesus gives us all this loving example of humble service to imitate. Any real greatness is grounded in humility and again we are reminded of the wisdom of St Benedict’s Rule. With each day of our lives as monks we have many opportunities for living Christ’s loving service. In doing so we come to know and experience he is at the center of all that is of lasting value and share already in his risen glory.

Jn 13:16-20