READINGS for 2006-11-06
?humbly regard others as more important than yourselves.? ? Philippians 2:3
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READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR Luke 16-18
Whom do you invite to your birthday party? Dirty streetchildren, the unwashed and unkempt beggar who passes by every now and then, that homeless family you see often with a pushcart or the family that sleeps under a bridge. ?Oh noooo!? I hear you scream, ?they would spoil my day and the whole party! What would my other guests say?? But these are exactly the people Jesus suggests to invite. ?You should be pleased that they cannot repay you,? Jesus remarks. Wow! That?s going against the grain, isn?t it? This is against the custom and standards of ?normal? people,?di ba? And there are others you probably would not invite: an officemate who irritates you, the cross-eyed guy who lives upstairs... This leads us to check our motives: Why do I invite a certain person or give a gift to him but not to another? Often self-interest is the cause. Consciously or not, I may regard my invitation of a person or my gift to somebody as an investment. Or do I feel superior?
Lord, You have shown so many times that You love the unlovable. I am one of them. In spite of my many sins and ungratefulness You died for me on the Cross, and even though You knew that I would never be able to repay You,You continue to love me and shower me with Your gifts. This realization, triggered by today?s Gospel passage, makes me overflow with gratitude ? and shame. Help me to do to others what You do for me.
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