The readings and Gospel today speak of that incredible joy that resides within us when we do God’s work without expecting reward or praises from others for what we do.
This seems harder to achieve that just “suffering in silence” where we have basked in our own “vain glory” for doing something for God. When we do it for God and we don’t feel like we have “done something special” we are aligning our wills with His, this is reward enough.
Humility is a tough pill to swallow, especially when others do often take the credit for something we have done. Usually people figure out who are the ones that will help them without a personal agenda, but rather have God’s agenda within them.
Do I have God’s agenda on my mind today? Have I disposed of my own?