Sept 1, 2019 | 12th Sunday after Pentecost

Gospel Luke 13:10-17

On one occasion when Jesus was going to
the house of a leader of the Pharisees to
eat a meal on the sabbath, they were
watching him closely. When he noticed
how the guests chose the places of honor,
he told them a parable. “When you are
invited by someone to a wedding
banquet, do not sit down at the place of
honor, in case someone more
distinguished than you has been invited by
your host; and the host who invited both
of you may come and say to you, ‘Give
this person your place,’ and then in
disgrace you would start to take the
lowest place. But when you are invited, go
and sit down at the lowest place, so that
when your host comes, he may say to you,
‘Friend, move up higher’; then you will be
honored in the presence of all who sit at
the table with you. For all who exalt
themselves will be humbled, and those
who humble themselves will be exalted.”
He said also to the one who had invited
him, “When you give a luncheon or a
dinner, do not invite your friends or your
brothers or your relatives or rich
neighbors, in case they may invite you in
return, and you would be repaid. But
when you give a banquet, invite the poor,
the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And
you will be blessed, because they cannot
repay you, for you will be repaid at the
resurrection of the righteous.”