Click here to download and listen to this homily (8 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. "My son, conduct your affairs with humility, and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts. Humble yourself the more, the greater you are, and you will find mercy in the sight of God. For great is the power of the Lord; by the humble he is glorified." ~Sirach 3:17-18, 20.
The first sept of growth in humility is to convict ourself of sin before the Lord, the next is with courage bring those sins to the sacrament of confession. Yet true humility is a willingness to accept correction from our friends, neighbors and enemies without resistance from our ego, for only one outside of ourself can truly show us our blind spots.
Readings: Romans 11:1-2a, 11-12, 25-29; Psalm 94; Luke 14:1, 7-11