Tuesday 6 November 2018
Philippians 2:5-11. Psalm 21(22):26-32. Luke 14:15-24.
I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people – Psalm 21(22):26-32.
‘God raised him high, and gave him the name which is above all other names.’
Jesus’ story today is about welcoming people into his Father’s kingdom. We are all invited, but some of us may be waiting for ‘better offers’. When we reflect on what Jesus offers why is it that we prefer a different path? What are my criteria in life? Status? Appearance? Popularity? Financial wealth?
Early this year I suffered a serious loss. The people who supported me through this period were not those held high in the community or those endowed with material possessions. My supporters fitted the picture of Jesus in Philippians – the humble people of this earth, those who give freely, with no expectation of return. These people will enjoy the feast in the kingdom.