Today’s Gospel: Matthew 23:1-12
We are cautioned in this Gospel to avoid pride. Jesus explains how pride causes us to make assumptions that we deserve something: attention, honor, praise and fame.
Only the humble realize that we deserve none of these things. It’s all about putting our priorities in line with God’s. We should not assume that we are owed anything by virtue of who we are or what we do. Instead, we must remember that we owe all to God: honor, glory and praise.
In what ways do I assume that I’m owed a place of honor? What things do I do just so they’ll be seen?
Lord, bless my efforts to reshape my priorities. Lead me to do good work for the right reasons: to help others and glorify You.
Copyright 2017 Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS
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