Reflections for 10-27-2013

Luke 18:9–14
“All who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.”

We can easily fall into the trap of the Pharisee in this passage – thanking God that we are not like so-and-so. Because of society’s emphasis on image and self-promotion (think about social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and  Instagram), we can quickly pass judgment on what people say, and do, and on
how they look. Jesus reminds us that in the reign of God, “all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.”

Something to think about, talk about, or do:

  • This week think about the unhealthy comparisons you make between others and yourself.
  • Make a list of ways you can build up a healthy self-esteem that doesn’t put others down.

(Seasons of the Spirit™ Wood Lake Publishing)

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