Reading I: Romans 11:1-2a, 11-12, 25-29 Responsorial: Psalm 94:12-13a, 14-15, 17-18 Gospel: Luke 14:1.7-11
In today's Gospel, the Lord tells us how we should see ourself in relation to the Father. He uses the image of a wedding feast and tells us we should not presume to sit up front with the important people but wait to be seated by the master of ceremonies. Then if we are given an important seat it looks good. But we are not to presume. It is the same with God; we are to humbly do what God wants us to do and not presume righteousness simply because we do what is right. God decides the just reward for our actions, we do not do this ourselves. Left to us we would all be at the top table in the wedding but our proper place is the seat allocated to us by the person in charge.....and who is more in charge than God?