Reflection for Sunday, October 5, 2014
By Dave O’Donnell
“The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.” (Psalm 118: 22) It is easy for me to see Jesus as the cornerstone of Christianity. Cornerstone means foundation and Jesus is the foundation of Christianity. I believe humility is the very foundation that made Jesus who He was and which I can also choose. Jesus came to do His father’s will: “Not my will but thine be done.” (Lk 22:42) He never took credit for any of the miracles, healings or teachings. Jesus’ power was His humility to accept His Father’s will. My power to be Christ in my world is in my willingness to be humble and do the same.
I see humility, the desired foundation of my life, as the stone that the builders of the secular world reject. Humility, for me is the recognition that all my life is a gift. I did nothing to deserve it and God’s will for me is greater than I can ever imagine.
We are a community of laymen and laywomen who, with vowed Passionists, seek to share in the charism of St. Paul of the Cross through prayer, ongoing spiritual formation, and proclamation of the message of Christ Crucified.