Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Whoever Humbles Himself Will Be Exalted
You have but one Father in heaven. You have but one master, the Christ. Perhaps it has always been so but now more than ever it seems that modern man, and yes modern woman are absolutely opposed to humbling themselves to anyone or anything. There is no greater opinion than their own. There is no other point of view other than their own. They dismiss anything that they do not understand. There is no greater cause than what they want for themselves and their own family. Whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Humility is sorely lacking in today's society. No matter how ignorant one is, their opinion is unquestionable. Such is the state of the modern world. Relativism Rules! If we do not humble ourselves we will never come to know the Master. If we never come to know the Master then we can never know our Father. Thus our stomaches become our Master. Thus the Makers and Marketers of diversion become our Master: NFL, American Idol, Audie, Chevy, Dancing with the Stars, Zumba, Oprah, Disney, Discovery, NASCAR, Budweiser, and Grey Goose, and you can name thousands more that come right into the comfort of your living room and computer screen ready to enslave you. Yet so many bow down in homage to these Masters ignorantly thinking they are in control of their own lives. Blind to the slavery they are enduring. Offered Eternal Life and Happiness they recoil in disgust. To give up their freely chosen slavery to humbly submit to the Master, the Christ and follow the teachings of His Bride, the Church is heresy to the religion of relativism. Is it any wonder that the Church offers us the Disciplines of Lent. They are humbling. Giving away our hard earned money is humbling. Not eating what we want when we want as we want is humbling. Kneling down to pray is humbling. This is the only way to come to know the master. This is the only way to the Father. Whoever humbles himself will be exalted Exalted by the Father. Exalted by the Master the Christ who was raised up on our account.