Msgr. Charles Pope: Combating Pride and Cultivating Humility

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Jean-François Millet, ‘The Angelus,’ 1730 (photo: Public Domain)

User’s Guide to Sunday, Oct. 23

Msgr. Charles Pope

Sunday, Oct. 23, is the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Mass readings: Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18Psalm 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 232 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18Luke 18:9-14.

There’s an old saying that goes, “Faults in others I can see, but praise the Lord, there’s none in me.” But one is snared in sin by the very act of claiming to have no sin! In fact, it’s the biggest sin of all: pride.

In today’s Gospel, the Lord illustrates this point in speaking to us of two men who go to the temple to pray. Let’s look at what the Lord teaches us.

Prideful Premise …