A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) for this Sunday

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Eccles 35:12-14,16-19; 2 Tim 4:6-8,16-18; Luke 18:9-14)

Piercing the clouds with our humble prayers

‘The humble man’s prayers pierce the clouds.’ That is why Jesus said the prayers of the repentant tax collector won God’s favour, and why the judgmental attitudes of the Pharisees didn’t. There is a bit of the Pharisee in all of us; humility is knowing the truth about ourselves. Proud people deceive themselves; let us grow in humility together.