1 Corinthians 4:1-5; Psalm 88(89):2-5,21-22,25,27; Luke 22:24-30
It is said that a swan at the Stow estate in England would guard St. Hugh while he slept and even follow him around during his religious duties. This strange but heartwarming bond between the man and the bird captivated everyone, symbolizing St. Hugh’s gentle nature and love for all God’s creations.
In Corinthians today, St Paul talks of the trust we need to gain if we are stewards. Not however, the trust or respect of humans, but of the Lord. We also must support each other, by not judging each other in advance of the final judgement. Most people would observe that in our culture today, we are not particularly good at doing either of these things. So - let us choose to be counter-cultural, and to always do as the Lord asks.