Monday, August 22, 2016

Humble Exalted

Tiniest toad I've ever seen.
Finally a commentary that makes spiritual sense of taking the highest and lowest places at the banquet (Luke 14:7-11.)  Michael F. Patella in the New Collegeville Bible Commentary on Luke's Gospel says that taking the highest place is like thinking we can get into the Kingdom without any help from God.  Those who take the lowest place "know their unworthiness and depend on God's love and grace for everything."  True humility recognizes how utterly dependent we are on God to draw us into an ever deeper relationship with the Divine.

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