HUMILITY AND GENEROSITY

All who exalt themselves shall be humbled and all who humble themselves shall be exalted.

All who exalt themselves shall be humbled and all who humble themselves shall be exalted.

The common theme of today’s readings is the need for true humility which leads to a generous and blessed sharing with the needy. The readings also warn us against all forms of pride and self-glorification. They present humility not only as a virtue but also as a means of opening our hearts, our minds and our hands to the poor, the needy, the disadvantaged and the marginalized people inour society – a personal responsibility for every authentic Christian. Today’s Gospel warns us against all forms of pride and selfglorification. Jesus’ words concerning the seating of guests at a wedding banquet should prompt us to honour those whom others ignore, because if we are generous and just in our dealings with those in need, we can be confident of the Lord’s blessings.

Excerpted from the homily of Fr Tony Kadavil available at http://frtonyshomilies.com