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!
Bruno of Segni
Let us see then what this wedding feast is, and who are the people invited to it.
Reginald H. Fuller
The parable looks like a piece of prudential advice on how to behave at a dinner party so as to avoid embarrassment.