Reflection for Wednesday, May 25, 2005: 8th week in Ordinary Time.

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Hauser, Dick, S.J.
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2005-05-25
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"Can you drink the chalice that I drink?"||Jesus' question to James and John confounds me. I respond haltingly, "I hope so."|My response has much less bravado than James and John's self-assured, "We can."|I write this reflection while recovering from major surgery. I am feeling weighed down by the slow recovery process. I do not feel up to Jesus' challenge to prove my discipleship by becoming "servant and slave" of all. I'm just trying to get through each day.|But I write this reflection on Pentecost Sunday. On this particular Pentecost Sunday I am graced with a deeper realization that I am not asked to drink the chalice of my sufferings unaided. I realize that I am invited simply to surrender to God's Spirit and God will give me the strength to drink my chalice -- just as God gave Jesus the strength to drink his chalice.|God could give me no greater gift: ||Come, Holy Spirit, come!
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University Ministry, Creighton University.
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