Post date: Oct 22, 2016 3:07:52 AM
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
It is becoming harder and harder not to be aware of our successes. We try to quantify all we do to prove our achievements are real, our promotions and bonuses are justifiable. The Pharisee took years to become one, like any man, susceptible to pride. How do we balance working hard, succeeding, maintaining a healthy amount of self-esteem, yet remain humble? We give thanks and praise to God, ecstatic that we found our savior, yet often portray this wrongly by being self-righteous and proud of our ‘high moral standards.” We are often being judgmental and critical of others who may be of a other religions, or despising those who may live their Christian faith differently. Let’s learn to keep our hearts focused on the Lord. Let Him be the “just judge”, as St Paul said, the One who will rescue us from every evil (including our own evil thoughts and actions), and bring us safely closer to His Kingdom. Learn to always to walk humbly and actively seek His forgiveness, so that we may be exalted.