Archive for 'Humility'

The Centurion’s Faith

Matthew 8: 5-17 Lam 2:2,10-14,18-19 / Ps 74:1-7,20-21 Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed. (Matthew 8:8) By submitting to Christ’s dominion We shall win a place of honor; Just as Christ praised the Centurion Whose faith and love were […]

Dealing with Conflicts

Matthew 5:20-26 1 Kgs 18: 41-46 / Ps 65: 10-13 Go first and be reconciled with your brother, then come and offer your gift. (Matthew 5:24) For the sake of peace, may I be meek, To yield what is right as Jesus would, And even offer the other cheek, And understand, than be understood. Jesus […]

Be Like Little Children

Mark 9: 30-37 James 4:1-10 / Psa 55 Whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me; and whoever receives me does not receive me but the One Who sent me. (Mark 9:37) Blessed are the poor and the meek, Unlike the proud, God hears their call. Those who serve the small […]

Prejudice and Humility

Matthew 13:54-58 Gn 1:26–2:3 / Ps 90 ‘Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?’ they asked. ‘Isn’t this the carpenter’s son?’ (Matthew 13:54-55) Let us exalt the humble worker On this special day remember: God, our Lord and Almighty Maker Made Himself a lowly carpenter. Coming to his hometown, Jesus began […]

The Cleansing

John 13: 1-15 Ex 12:1-8,11-14 /1Cor 11:23-26/ Psa 116 . . . . you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. (John 13:15) An act that seems so undignified Can bring about reconciliation, Nothing can counter the sin of pride […]

A Humbling Encounter

Luke 18:9-14 Hos 6:1-6 / Ps 51 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. (Luke 18:14) Be merciful to me, a sinner, Heal me, Lord, of this affliction; In Your compassion please deliver This proud soul from its conviction. To those confident of their own righteousness […]