So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. (John 13:14)
As we approach Easter, we grapple again with the meaning of the paschal mysteries. Ultimately, Easter is about life – Jesus’ death shows us how to live. A life lived for others has meaning…and inspires others. No matter how many God-given gifts you have, you need to be of service to others, building community. The more power and authority you have, the more you can be of service to others.
It is our role to be ‘translators’ of the Gospel for young people. In our work with young people, do we impose our will or, rather, do we seek to create order so that all can be respected? We could tell them the meaning we gain from the Gospel. We could use contemporary examples of service or ‘life from death’ (this video is an example). The witness of our lives shows that we use our gifts to build community.
Wishing you each a blessed Easter…and a well-earned break!