Serve, Not Be Served
The Church of the Home
"The path of service is the most effective antidote against the disease of seeking first place." -Pope Francis
Striving to improve yourself and trying your best is never wrong. However, when we become focused on being the best or obsessed with being #1, we tend to stray off the path of service.
One of the many lessons Jesus came to teach us was that we are to find greatness by serving others. We must be a servant despite what success or authority we gain throughout our lives. It is important to serve in major and minor ways. We have a choice every day to serve or to be served. How can you become a Church of the Home that serves more than it gets served?
5 Everyday Ways to Serve by Lara Patangan of catholicmom.com
1. Do one hard thing a day
There’s almost always something we need to do that we put off, avoid, minimize, or act like Scarlet O’Hara by thinking, “Tomorrow is another day.” Call an old friend, visit a lonely neighbor, or read an extra bedtime. Tomorrow is another day, until it’s not.
You don’t have to fast or kneel on a concrete floor for hours. Just integrate it into your day. Talk to God while you drive, brush your teeth, or cook supper. Tell him a genuine struggle. You may be surprised how much better you feel.
Forgiveness is a work of mercy, and it is work, no doubt. But we are called to do it. Rarely there is something to forgive that we can’t take some responsibility for. Apologize and accept someone else’s apology.
There’s so much we take for granted. By doing so, we forsake the satisfaction of our blessings. Pause and be thankful. Take the time to say thank you to those you see every day and those you may only meet once, especially those in service industries. And don't forget to say it with a smile.
5. Stop rushing
Jesus is he never seemed to hurry when he talked to people. He made everyone feel special. They had his undivided attention. Even though we can’t see him, we do, too. What a gift it would be to make others feel this way.
Join us for Mass this weekend in person at 4:oo on Saturday, 8:30 or 10:30 on Sunday, on www.gbres.org/live, our YouTube channel, and our Facebook page.
READINGS FOR THIS WEEKEND’S MASSES
VIRTUALLY SUNDAY REFLECTION
The G.O.A.T? Join Tony as he reflects on this Sunday's Scripture readings. Are you looking to be the G.O.A.T, how will you love without limits?
This Weekend's Bulletin
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Tony Melendez Concert
We are delighted to tell you that we are hosting a Tony Melendez in Concert on Sat., Oct. 30 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Tony is originally from Nicaragua and was born without arms and a clubbed foot. Tony immigrated to the USA so he could have corrective surgery on his foot. As he grew, he taught himself how to play the guitar with his toes and eventually grew proficient at his guitar playing, matured as a singer and composer.
Tony played for Pope John Paul II and played in all 50 states and in more than 44 foreign countries. He has over 6 albums and has published his autobiography, A Gift of Hope. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.
Tony’s concert is one of hope for all of us. Tickets are free but only 400 are available, pick yours up today and plan to bring your friends and neighbors! Tickets are available online at www.gbres.org/resevents or after the weekend Masses. Please make note that they are on a first-come first-served basis.
Trunk Or Treat
In connection with Father Allouez School,
all are invited to join this year's Trunk-or-Treat!
Decorate your trunk and hand out treats or walk through and stop at the amazingly decorated trunks.
GAMEDAY Packer Party & Chili Cook-Off
As the Packers travel to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs,
Resurrection will be hosting a watch party to see our boys in Green and Gold claim a victory in the Chiefs Kingdom.
During the first half of the game, there will be a chili cook-off between 10 contestants. Think you have the best chili at Resurrection? Enter it in the cook-off and let the best chili win.
Cost: $5 per adult,
includes Baked Potato Bar, chili, and desserts
For more information, to enter the chili cook-off or to purchase tickets, click the image above.
Do you know what kind of car I bought from a ghost?
It was a Boo-ick.
Fall is here! I have been getting the zoomies and running over all the leaves just to hear them crunch.
I’ve been told that the leaves aren’t the favorite of some people because they are hard work to remove. I’ve also been told that, as the weather grows colder, some people and pets don’t have homes with warm beds or some don’t know when their next meal will be. All these things make me really sad.
But Dad says that who we are as Christians, as People of Resurrection, are helpers! We seek to serve and to feed. We are Resurrection on Mission!
So, I just know if you have a way to use your stewardship gifts to serve others, you’re going to do it! Just as the Gospel message says this weekend, Jesus didn’t come to be served, he came “to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many”. I love you for how you love others!