Thank you, Lamont, for setting up the retreat. I've gotten a lot out of it every day. The fruit of the meditation today centered around that one sentence about the apostles arguing about who was the greatest. What Jesus was saying and doing was immensely profound and they were having this petty discussion. It made me think of the many times when I am critical of others or defensive, because I am trying to convince myself of my worth, when God is trying to help me see His infinite love for me, if only I was focused on that instead. Then I am like the apostles, missing God assuring me of His profound love. And I reflected that, even though the apostles argument must have been very disappointing for Jesus at that moment, He didn't criticize them, He just kept demonstrating His love. I'm glad Jesus forgives me too, and patiently keeps showing me His love. Thank you again, Lamont.
Lamont Dyck is a Permanent Deacon in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina.