Readings: Sir 3:17-20, 28-29. Heb 12:18-19, 22-24. Lk 14:1, 7-14
An inflated, false sense of one’s worth can be very deceptive- it might lead one to behave in such a way that they set themselves up for disappointment. Then, when the inflated ego is deflated, it might sink lower than it had ever been. When one measures their own worth as a value compared with others, it might be a set up for a mighty fall.
Knowledge of one’s true worth is an antidote to all this. To begin with, one realises there’s actually not so much to hanker for- the glories this world offers pale in comparison to the glory associated with a person’s true worth. Humility is thus founded, not on debasing oneself, but on the solid knowledge that true glory and worth are found in one’s very nature, not externals.
May Jesus Christ grant us the grace to know our worth and take up our rightful places in the world.
And may Almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.