Daily Gospel Reflection for October 23, 2016 - Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Today’s Gospel: Luke 18, 9-14 – Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In today’s Gospel of the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Jesus reminds of the importance of humility. The Pharisee exalts himself in his prayer saying he is better than the others, while the hated tax collector humbles himself saying he is a sinner.

Jesus holds up the humble tax collector through his act of humility, while putting down the actions of the pompous Pharisee in saying “for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Ponder:

How do I find humility in my daily actions?

Pray:

Lord, please guide me to be humble in serving others, and to help bring the light of Jesus Christ all people.

 

Copyright 2016 John Clem, O.F.S.

John Clem, O.F.S. is the Director and Media Minister at Catholic Web Services. John is a professed member of the Secular Franciscan Order, and loves to share his talents in faith, technology, and journalism in service to the church. John’s blog is entitled Call To Holiness. Follow John on Twitter at @Catholicwebs, on Facebook and at Google+.

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