1 Sun Sep 2019
The Reclining Stops Here
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Â On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely.
Â When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable. â€œWhen you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honor, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host; and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, â€˜Give this person your place,â€™ and then in disgrace you would start to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, â€˜Friend, move up higherâ€™; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you. For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.â€
Â He said also to the one who had invited him, â€œWhen you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Brigid Cannon, OP
02 September 2019 @ 1:42 am
Thank you, Ann, for your well shared insights into todaysâ€™s gospel. I could relate to your own vulnerability spoken about seats in an airplane. Humility is a tough virtue to live yet
Jesus tells to follow him for he is meek and humble of heart.
Blessings on you and your preaching,
Sr. Brigid, OP
02 September 2019 @ 3:53 am
Clever…thanks and keep up the great preaching that the good God has gifted you with…God bless…
Michael Champlin, OP
02 September 2019 @ 4:21 am
Ann, Your homily was brilliant. I am now retired but am a million miler with United, and I have had the same feelings many times – shame on me! Thank you for speaking a Gospel truth so creatively and honestly.
02 September 2019 @ 5:59 am
Thank you Ann. I always look forward to your preaching.
03 September 2019 @ 12:00 am
Thank you, Ms. Garrido, for this daily dose of Dominican preaching. Thank you for challenging me to think creatively about putting the Gospel into practice. God bless.