Proverbs warns us against the culture of self-aggrandizement.
Season after Pentecost | 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
Jeremiah 2:4-13; Psalm 81:1, 10-16; (Sirach 10:12-18 or Proverbs 25:6-7; Psalm 112;) Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16; Luke 14:1, 7-14
Jesus and Maimonides are drinking from the same well: the book of Proverbs.
by Shai HeldAugust 6, 2019
Jesus offers his unsolicited advice fully aware of the jousting for prominence that occurs in our social spaces. He sees our mad dash to the front row so that we can be seen by the chief executive officer, the potential major donor, or the bishop.
The wrenching dislocations of World War II were often pitilessly ignored by the world. What story will be told of our time, and of us?