Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
Who Is Your Patron?
Taking the teaching as straight advice, however, does serve to point up an apparent contradiction: in speaking of humbling oneself, Jesus still seems to keep exaltation as the goal.
John Kavanaugh, SJ
Reversals of Fortune
If you want to look good, put on the mask of humility. But it is clear that Jesus is not offering mere courtly etiquette.
John J. Pilch
Jesus’ advice to his host is not only rude and insulting but also shocking.
It is extremely bad manners for a guest to tell a host how to be a host!
Anselm of Canterbury
Love God more than yourself, then, and already you will begin to have what you desire to possess fully in heaven.
Reginald H. Fuller
The universalism of the Christian gospel is no easygoing thing. It is intended for all but is offered through Christ alone.