With these words Joshua places his commitment before the people of Israel, showing his fidelity to God Almighty who has done marvelous deeds for all of them. He is giving the example to follow and the people answered in the way he expected and acclaimed, "Therefore we also will serve the LORD, for He is our God.”
How can you and I not serve Him? We can contemplate, as they did, the great things he has done for us. God has been and will always be pouring his marvelous blessings upon us. So we have to pronounce the very same words as Joshua, "As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord." As a priest consecrated to God's service I can assure you that there is no greater privilege, nor superior mission than to serve God with all our hearts, and you cannot find greater joy and peace than the joy and peace you find in His service.
What are you doing for God's service? Do you know that He wants you to be His disciple and to work with Him in building His Kingdom? Just keep in mind that anything you give up for God's mission has no comparison with the eternal rewards He has for you. As Peter said in the gospel this Sunday,
“Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.” So, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ, let us together serve the Lord and build His Kingdom in our hearts, in our family, and in our Parish.
May the Lord in His everlasting kindness and mercy and His Blessed Mother bless and protect you.