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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 28, 2016

THE HUMILITY OF GOD

Last week, we considered what it means to be saved. We said that we are insomuch as we trust in God’s love for us. But love always humbles us. Love is what makes us vulnerable and exposes the illusions we carry about ourselves. It demands surrender because ultimately we have to realize that we cannot save ourselves – that we are not our own saviours.

But also remember that what you have received is not simply for you. It is a gift to be shared; a grace to strengthen you so that you may be that same bread for the world. As a result of this gift – of your ability to receive the invitation – you are no longer defined by your sinfulness. No, simply by your ability to receive, you are now holy for God dwells within you.

CLICK HERE for the readings for 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Sirach 3:17-18, 20,28-29; Psalm 68; Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24; Luke 14:1, 7-14)

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