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