22nd Week, Ordinary Time: Sunday 1st September 2019

Daily Word Of God

Luke 14:1, 7-11

On a Sabbath day Jesus had gone to share a meal in the house of one of the leading Pharisees; and they watched him closely. He then told the guests a parable, because he had noticed how they picked the places of honour. He said this, ‘When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take your seat in the place of honour. A more distinguished person than you may have been invited, and the person who invited you both may come and say, “Give up your place to this man.” And then, to your embarrassment, you will have to go and take the lowest place.

‘No; when you are a guest, make your way to the lowest place and sit there, so that, when your host comes, he may say, “My friend, move up higher.” Then, everyone with you at the table will see you honoured. For everyone who raises himself up will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be raised up.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus advises us to seek the “lowest place” at a wedding feast. By doing so, we would not be thinking highly of ourselves and become self-righteous.


  • If we are self-righteous we would regard others as inferior to us. This would easily make us blind to our own limitations and faults, while making us arrogant and finding fault with others.


  • To overcome self-righteousness we need to have Christ-like humility and How can we develop such Christ-like virtues?