Sunday, November 5, 2017

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

In a world where we are constantly told we need to stand out, show off, and take what we want, it can be difficult to remain humble. However, we don’t need to exult ourselves to make our mark on this world. We can make a difference by simply being Christians and knowing, loving, and serving God and His children to the best of our ability. We might not get rich, gain fame, or even be recognized for our spiritual successes, but when we pass on from this world God will be there with the treasures of the afterlife and the laurels of sainthood. It will be Him who exults us by telling us that we have been good and faithful servants and worthy co-heirs to the Heavenly Kingdom.

What can we do to remain humble in spirit? Are we willing to forgo worldly successes in order to obtain heavenly ones? How can we become good and faithful servant leaders?

O Lord, give us humble hearts.


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