Sirach 3:17-18,20,28-29; Psalms 68:4-7; Hebrews 12:18-19,22-24; Luke 14:1,7-14
During Ronald Reagan’s first term as President of the United States, a politically ambitious young man landed a job in the White House. After his first day on the job, he decided to call his mother. “Mom,” he said proudly, “this has been a big day for me. I actually shook hands with the President. And, you know what? I’m calling you from the White House.” His mother’s response, however, wasn’t quite what he expected. “Son, this has been a big day for me too,” she said. “At last I managed to clean out the attic.”
“Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the man who humbles himself will be exalted,” Jesus says in today’s Gospel Lesson (Lk. 14:11).…
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