Lord, strengthen those who work among the indigenous people of India like Father Stan Swamy and other numerous Catholic priests and religious that their adversaries may understand the genuine concern and purpose of these missionaries that ultimately lead to the liberation and salvation of all the adivasis who live in hostile atmosphere fighting against natural as well as man-made calamities. We make this prayer through the intercession of Servant of God Francis Garces and Companions who worked among the indigenous peoples of North America and became martyrs. Amen.
We can all understand the argument the disciples had. We spend much of our lives seeking status, protecting our status, or mourning the loss of status.