Tuesday of week 8 in Ordinary Time

1 Peter 1:10-16; Psalm 97(98):1-4; Mark 10:28-31

Many who are first will be last, and the last first

Don't be too comfortable! We might be forgiven for thinking that although 'many' who are first will face a reversal in fortunes not all will, and we might be one of the lucky ones! In the meaning of the time when this was written, it is more of a statement that many are first, and they ALL will face reversal. We can not escape that!

Except - we can. If we have skills, means and / or influence, then we can put those at the service of the Lord, and thus place ourselves below others in the human pecking order of life. If we live in the UK we are all more or less ahead of 2/3 of the worlds population in material means - likely, much further than that. We have to do much to reverse that!

Posted in Daily Reflection.