Speak Lord: Gracious Lord

My son, be gentle in carrying out your business, and you will be better loved than a lavish giver.
The greater you are, the more you should behave humbly, and then you will find favour with the Lord; for great though the power of the Lord is, he accepts the homage of the humble.
There is no cure for the proud man’s malady, since an evil growth has taken root in him.
The heart of a sensible man will reflect on parables,
an attentive ear is the sage’s dream.

1st Reading for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ecclesiasticus 3:19-21,30-31

It is our interaction with each other that proves the touchstone of our relationship with God.

  • How are you doing?
  • Where can see you God’s love in your care of others?
  • Where might it be lacking?

Photograph (c) 2017, Allen Morris. Fresco in exhibition of dining, La Vieille Charite, Marseille.

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