A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Monday 25 July

St James, Apostle

1 Cor 4:7-15, Ps126, Matt 20:20-28

You shall drink my cup

James was the brother of the apostle John the evangelist, the author of the 4th gospel. When James said he could drink the cup of Jesus, Jesus predicted that he would die a martyr’s death. Accordingly he was killed by King Herod about the year 42 . James was present at Jesus’ more important miracles, and showed decisive leadership at the Council of Jerusalem. Every disciple of Jesus is called to show leadership of some kind. Am I ready?

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