Today’s reading is Luke 13:1-14:35.
“When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him, and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this person,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit int he lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you” (Luke 14:8-10).
We must not jockey for position. This isn’t a competition. If we treat it as such, the only outcome will be our own shame. However, when we, with love and without manipulation, put others ahead of ourselves, then we will begin to have the joy that comes with honor.
Today, I need to figure out who I can honor. Not just as a manipulation to receive greater honor for me, but because I need to practice some humility today. How about you?
Keep the faith and keep reading,
PS. What did you get out of today’s reading?