Sirach 3:17-18,20,28-29; Psalms 68:4-7,10-11: Hebrews 12:18-19,22-24: Luke 14:1,7-14
Professional sports idol Joe Namath was a brilliant superstar quarterback who led the New York Jets to many memorable victories. Namath enjoyed wide recognition for his exploits on the gridiron as well as many television commercial appearances.
One day, while Namath was dining in a restaurant with some friends, a little boy approached his table. Spotting the youngster and anticipating the usual request, Namath fired off an autograph on the lunch menu and handed it to the lad just as he arrived at the table. The puzzled little boy said, “No thanks mister, I already have a menu. Can I borrow your ketchup?”
“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the man who humbles himself will be exalted” (Luke
This proverb, attributed to Jesus, evokes an uncomfortable feeling in most of us. It turns us off because it presents us with an image of weakness. We’re not interested in anything that seems to suggest that we become “wimps.” Therefore, when we…
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