Saturday 4 November 2017
St Charles Borromeo.
Romans 11:1-2, 11-12, 25-29. Psalm 93(94):12-15, 17-18. Luke 14:1, 7-11.
The Lord will not abandon his people — Psalm 93(94):12-15, 17-18.
‘All who exalt themselves will be humbled.’
Can we truly claim to have that mind in us that was also in Christ Jesus if we are like Jesus’ critics in today’s reading? Jesus assumed the form of a servant, as Paul reminded the Philippians; he humbled himself and became obedient even unto death on the cross (Philippians 2:7-8).
Our model is Mary of Nazareth who happily acknowledged her lowliness before the Lord. With her we too can say, ‘He who is mighty has done great things for me and holy is his name’ (Luke 1:48-49).
Power, property and prestige may give us status in the eyes of the world; but what we are in the eyes of God is what really matters.