Posted by: livingscripture | November 3, 2018

30th Saturday of Ordinary Time

 

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD

Saturday November 3, 2018

Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

 WORD of the DAY  

He told a parable to those who had been invited, noticing how they were choosing the places of honor at the table. “When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not recline at table in the place of honor. A more distinguished guest than you may have been invited by him, and the host who invited both of you may approach you and say, ‘Give your place to this man,’ and then you would proceed with embarrassment to take the lowest place.  Rather, when you are invited, go and take the lowest place so that when the host comes to you he may say, ‘My friend, move up to a higher position.’ Then you will enjoy the esteem of your companions at the table.   (Lk 14: 7-11)

 How shall I live this Word?

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This parable recalls the lesson of the Magnificat. The song of Mary reveals to us that God lowers the powerful and raises the humble. The race to the first place, the thirst for possessions, the desire of having, turn us away from the good news of the Gospel, which is understood only by the humble, by those who follow Jesus closely.

In all of us, unfortunately, there is the anxiety for glory, we live for the gaze and for the esteem of others. We forget the life and the choices of the Master, who did not search for soft cushions at the wedding dinner but settled on the wood of the manger and on that of the cross. Humility “is the badge of Christ, the color of His flag”.

Today I will pray like this: “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God: when will I come and see the face of God? I remember this, and my heart melts: through the crowd I moved among the first to the house of God, amidst the songs of joy of a multitude in celebration “.

 

The Voice of Saint-Exupery, Poet and Author

“When your God is more real to you than the bread in which you sink your teeth. Then He will exalt you until the sacrifice, which will be total union in love. And your toil transforms the earth into golden fields”.

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