TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year C

Gospel: Luke 14: 1, 7-14

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

When Jesus came on a sabbath day to eat a meal in the house of one of the leading Pharisees, they observed him closely.

Jesus went on to address a parable to the guests, having noticed how they were trying to get the places of honor at the table.  “When you are invited by someone to a wedding party, do not sit in the place of honor in case some greater dignitary has been invited.  Then the host might come and say to you, ‘Make room for this one,’ and you would have to proceed shamefacedly to the lowest place. What you should do when you have been invited is to go and sit in the lowest place, so that your host may approach you and say, ‘My friend, come up higher.’  This will win you the esteem of the other guests.  For they who exalt themselves shall be humbled, and they who humble themselves shall be exalted.”

The Good News as spoken through Luke.