It is 28th August 2016. It is The Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings are from the book of Sirach 3:17-20, 28-29; Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24; and the Gospel from Luke 14:1, 7-14. The first reading encourages us to be humble in order to win favours from the Lord. “Humble yourself the more, the greater you are, and you will find favour with God.” (Sir. 3 : 18). We are to be careful about our pride. Neither God nor the people around us prefer the proud and arrogant people. The humble are ones loved by God and the others. The responsorial Psalm sings, “God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor.” (Psalm. 68:11). In the second reading St. Paul reminds us that Jesus was lowly, particularly in his suffering and death for our salvation (Heb 2:5-18), so we should be like him in order to be exalted with him at the resurrection. We need to follow Christ’s example of humility in all our relationships with the less fortunate and the poor members of our society. Gospel encourages us to feed the poor and give them the best we have. We must not hesitate to throw parties for the poor because they will never repay us back and that brings blessings to us. We are just fooling ourselves whenever we give expecting the others to do something in return. Let us learn to share for the reason of sharing. We are truly blessed when are paid back by God. May God bless you and have a good day.

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