Tuesday, the 16th week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday - Friday
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00 and 11:15am
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - James the apostle
Readings for today’s Mass
One object he also uses as a metaphor is the common drinking cup. Throughout scripture it has a variety of meanings. Everyone has heard the verse from the 23rd Psalm, my cup overflows. It is used to suggest abundant blessings and prosperity. In today's gospel, it has quite a different meaning: Can you drink the cup that I an going to drink? Here the cup is a foreshadows his own suffering and death endured for the sake of goodness. It isn't what he looks forward to; If it is possible, let this cup pass from me. . ., but he accepts it. Surely he wishes this cup to pass from all his followers, but he knows what looms ahead.
Jesus put this question, not just to James and John, but to all who profess to follow him. It is not an easy road, but is, at times, wrought with hardship and struggle. Discipleship can cost a lot. When you see it coming, can you drink from the cup or would you rather let this one pass?