The readings for Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year C help us think about the order of things in the Kingdom of God. In the first reading (Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29) we are encouraged to act with humility. The psalm (Psalm 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11) praises God’s care for those on the margins. In the second reading (Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24A) Paul speaks of the heavenly Jerusalem, a wondrous place. In the gospel (Luke 14:1, 7-14) Jesus advises that we should not exalt ourselves, but should associate with the poor and under-served.
Do I put myself higher than other or am I willing to raise my brothers and sisters up so that all can experience the Kingdom of God on earth? Here are some ideas: