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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Take the lowest place

Jesus went to dine at the house of a Pharisee and told the parable of how those who had been invited were choosing the places of honor at the table. He said that we should take the lowest place - "for the one who humbles himself will be exalted."

And then he says not to ask those who may invite you back, but invite the poor, the crippled, and the lame, and the blind and you will be blessed indeed because of their inability to repay you. "For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."

The world would be a better place if we were taking care of the poor and those who have disabilities. When I think of the money some are making and then read about the number of people right here in the United States who are homeless and living in poverty, I just pray that something can be done to help them.

In the meantime, let us pray for the grace of humility.

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