Twenty Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
Take my yoke upon you, says the Lord, and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart. (Gospel Antiphon, Matthew 11:29ab)
Lord God, the question of who we might invite to Your banquet is intended to show us Your humility even more than it aimed at ours. But, our humility ought not be avoided if we truly seek to find favor with God.
Jesus assumed our place in the world, and a low one at that. Then, He was forced out, pushed away, dishonored. What place do I offer You, Lord, as I strive to accept the exaltation of Your cross? At the Eucharist I know I cannot repay You for Your welcome; in humility, may I give of You from the embarrassment of riches You to me. Humble me as I strive to exalt You.