30th Saturday of Ordinary Time

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Saturday November 3, 2018 Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time  WORD of the DAY   He told a parable to those who had been invited, noticing how they were choosing the places of honor at the table. “When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not recline at table in the place of honor. A more distinguished guest than you may have been invited by him, and the host who invited both of you may approach you and say, ‘Give your place to this man,’ and then you would proceed with embarrassment to take the lowest place.  Rather, when you are invited, go and take the lowest place so that when the host comes to you he may say, ‘My friend, move up to a higher position.’ Then you will enjoy the esteem of your companions at the table.   (Lk 14: 7-11)   How shall I live this Word? This parable recalls the lesson of the Magnificat. The song of Mary reveals to us that God lowers the powerful and raises the humble. The race to the first place, the thirst for possessions, the desire of having, turn us away from the...