March 17, 2012 by bobet888
“…for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled,
and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.””
– Luke 18 : 9 – 14
|March 17, 2012 Bible Reading and Gospel|
We catch God’s attention when we do things in humility. Humility is neither self-deprecation nor self-hate. We are not being humble when we ignore our gifts and talents. Pride and humility begin with an acknowledgment of one’s gifts and talents. Self-knowledge becomes pride when it is done in a spirit of isolation, not communion. To acknowledge one’s gifts and talents in a spirit of communion means to place my giftedness at the service of the common good. That way, one can never be proud because one begins to see himself as a servant. And service is kindred to humility.
– Fr. Joel Jason
source: The Kerygma Family