Saturday 3 November 2018

About Today Readings

Philippians 1:18-26. Psalm 42(43):2-3, 5. Luke 14:1, 7-11.

My soul is thirsting for the living God – Psalm 42(43):2-3, 5.

‘I will continue to rejoice.’

After noticing the guests at the banquet taking the highest places at table, Jesus gives a parable on how to enter the way of humility. What does it mean to seek the lowest place? In telling a parable of how to sit at a formal public meal, Jesus encourages his listeners to consider how to live in relations with others; he encourages us to sit among the poor and lowly.

Lord Jesus, how often do I catch myself doing things in order to be recognised and honoured. Help me to know what true humility is. Give me humility of heart that frees me from the desire to be admired and regarded highly. Teach me the humility that takes up the call to identify with the poor.

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