What a difference there is between God’s values and those that dominate most of our human social systems! People we hold in high esteem are often dispicable in God’s eyes, and those we overlook may be the most honoured in eternity. Well, that is what Luke wants us to realize, and he repeats his point over and over in his gospel. Our reading this Sunday is especially telling, as Jesus confronts the social values of his host and fellow dinner guests. The message is for us as well as them.
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