What’s the Gospel According to You?

For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the man who humbles himself will be exalted

Luke 18:14
Sirach 35:12-14,16-18; Psalm 34:2-3,17-19,23; II Timothy 4:6-8,16-18; Luke 18:9-14

A wise person once said, “I’ve learned that to ignore the facts, does not change the facts.” Which reminds me of the story of a man who had become an expert in ignoring certain difficult facts. The man, who was getting on in years observed, “Everything is farther away than it used to be. It’s twice as far to the corner, and I’ve noticed that they’ve added a hill. I’ve given up running for the bus. It leaves faster than it used to. I ran across an old school friend the other day, and he had aged so badly that he didn’t recognize me. I got to thinking about him this morning as I was combing my hair and glanced at my reflection. They don’t make good mirrors anymore, either.”

It has been said that the cause of humanity has suffered much at the hands of people who do what they think God would do if only He knew the facts. In today’s Gospel Lesson,…

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