Gospel: Luke 14:1, 7-11
On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely. When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honour, he told them a parable. “When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honour, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host; and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, ‘Give this person your place,’ and then in disgrace you would start to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher’; then you will be honoured in the presence of all who sit at the table with you. For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
Luke 14:1, 7-11
Our gospel for today is full of lesson and this is from Luke 14:1, 7-11.
“For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
This is the message of today’s gospel from Luke 14:1, 7-11. Jesus talked about the parable of the wedding banquet. The parable is short story but there is a meaning deeper than what we can understand.
The parable is a reminder for us to always put our feet on the ground. We all should learn to be humble despite piles of great achievements.
The gospel from Luke 14:1, 7-11 manifests we are nothing if we are arrogant. Honor will never come to us if we are boastful. Unlike if we humbled ourselves, the master will honor us.
This is the reality of life here on earth. You might not be able to see it but as we are human we tend to be arrogant sometimes. We become arrogant over small achievements and we forget to humble ourselves.
The gospel from Luke 14:1, 7-11 has a very special message. We must always put our feet on the ground no matter what. Humility is the virtue that will lift you up even in negative circumstances.
The world we live today is not the same as it used to be. People fight each other, nations versus nations in war. They are all consumed by their arrogance and pride. No one wants to be on the ground. As we can see, it resulted to negativities.
If only people all know how to humble themselves, for sure there is long lasting peace here on earth. Humility is not degrading yourself, in fact it helps people become united as one.
So we must abide by what the gospel from Luke 14:1, 7-11 is telling us. We must always be humble for God will lift all those who are humble. – Clea | Helpline PH