Jesus said, “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted”. (Matthew 23:12)
Jesus was humble in his ways, even during his last hours; He showed mercy to those who followed Him on his way to being crucified, forgave the repentant sinner and forgave the soldiers, moments before He died.
Lord Jesus, help me to be humble and forgiving to those who both love and hurt me.
Prayer: Priests and Religious (Cardinal Joseph Bernadin)
Lord of the harvest,
your Word finds a home in our heart,
calls us into community,
and invites us to generous service of the human family.
Bless with courage and spirit your priestly people,
called to full participation in the one Body of Christ.
May many choose to respond in public service
to your call offered in Jesus’ name. Amen.