Serving the Word: 29th October


Luke 14:1,7-11:

“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”


There are four realities to which we easily sell ourselves and very easily become their slaves: vanity, power, money and pleasure.

These four realities can cloud our vision and can lead us to lose the direction of our life.

Repeatedly in the Gospel Jesus speaks to us of humility, of not wanting to be served but wanting to serve, of not wanting the first places but wanting to give ourselves to others from the lowest place.

This is the teaching of today’s Gospel. If you really consider others as your brothers and sisters, you will never want to be above them.

And you will even be glad that they are above you. This is how Jesus lived it, and this is how his followers try to live it. This is how so many saints lived it, as we can see in this example given by Saint Therese of the Child Jesus: “To respond to your love, I too want to wish that my brothers and sisters would always put me in last place and convince me that this is precisely my place. I beg you, divine Jesus, to send me a humiliation every time I try to put myself above others”.

Good day to you.

Antonio Sanjuan Cmf


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