A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Thursday 18 January

1 Samuel 18:6-9, 19:1-7; Psalm 56; Mark 3:7-12
Is it all about me?
When people acknowledge my good work, I love it, but if somebody wants to help I say ‘no.’ That’s because I’m protecting my patch. I want the acclaim. That’s jealousy. Our friend Saul was jealous because David received more applause. Saul noted: “He has all but the kingship now.” Whether I’m the King of the Castle or the linen washer in the church sacristy I have to ask, “For whom am I doing this job?” If it is for God, then I’m delighted that others help. If for myself, I want to keep others out.

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