“The greatest among you must be your servant.

Whoever exalts himself will be humbled;

but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” Matthew

When I listen to these words from Christ, I think about my own tendencies to pride.

Pride is one of those sins, that sneaks its way into our lives unexpectedly.

It can be very subtle and very apparent.

But, Jesus tells us in the Gospel today to avoid being like the pharisees who want to be seen.

How many times a day do we do things because we want to be seen in a particular way.

Because we want attention.

Or we think we are great and should be told so.

Instead, Jesus calls us to be humble.

To put others before ourselves.

To see ourselves as he sees us.

Lord, help me to lay my pride aside so that only you shine through me.

Lord, i pray that when others look at me they only see you!

Help me to lay down my pride for your glory!

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