Finding Our True Exaltation

By Sister Marianne Ferguson

The quote “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted” is a perennial saying of Jesus heard many times. Jesus, while teaching us the truth about the Kingdom of God had to listen to the fake news that was being spread about him. Unfortunately, the people who spread the fake news and confused the people were living the hypocrisy that Jesus rallied against. They were distorting the “Good News” that Jesus was living and teaching.

We live in times where truth is often distorted. However, if we base our beliefs on the truth found in the Gospel, we may be able to decipher the false news that can influence our lives. It is somewhat consoling to know that Jesus was a victim of false news. Our true exaltation lies in our dignity as the beloved of God whose spirit dwells within.

Mt 23:1-12 Exaltation


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    Edward September 2, 2018 at 5:53 am - Reply

    Define “false news” and who,is announcing it.

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      Communications Office September 6, 2018 at 1:12 pm - Reply

      An objective definition of ‘false news’ could be statements or reporting that cannot be supported by factual evidence or is contrary to the facts provided. In today’s environment, however, ‘false news’, like beauty, appears to be in the eye — or ear — of the beholder. If what I hear supports my opinion or beliefs, I accept it as true; if the message is one that is contrary to my opinion or delivered by someone I perceive to be biased in their thinking, then I consider that to be false news. Anyone, anywhere can deliver false news.

      I believe what Sister Marianne Ferguson is saying is that if you want solid messaging in this day of conflicting information, look to Jesus’ words.

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