Tag Archives: humility

12-13-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

December 13, 2017 (St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr) To whom can you liken me as an equal, says the Holy One.  Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these things: . . . The LORD is … Continue reading

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11-05-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

November 5, 2017 (31st Sunday Ordinary Time, A) Jesus said, “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”   Mt_23:1-12 . . . as directed to kings and presidents, to bishops and priests (and Pope Francis … Continue reading

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11-04-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

November 4, 2017 (Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop) Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, For I am meek and humble of heart.”   Mt_11:29ab “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who … Continue reading

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10-14-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

October 14, 2017 (St. Callistus I, Pope and Martyr) While Jesus was speaking, a woman from the crowd called out and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts at which you nursed.”  He replied, … Continue reading

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08-26-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

August 26, 2017 Just to finish the story that began yesterday.  Ruth did follow Naomi into her land and served all the needs of her Jewish mother-in-law.  There she also served in the fields of a powerful relative of Naomi’s … Continue reading

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08-08-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

August 8, 2017 (St. Dominic, Priest) Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses . . . They complained, “Is it through Moses alone that the LORD speaks?  Does he not speak through us also?”  Nm_12:1-13 Sometimes, beloved, Faith requires humility.  This … Continue reading

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03-18-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 18, 2017 In response to a complaint by the Pharisees, that Jesus was associating with “sinners,” Jesus told a parable about a young rebel who deserted his family for independence.  When everything he did turned sour, the boy returned … Continue reading

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02-25-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 25, 2017 Jesus said to His disciples, “Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.  Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the Kingdom of … Continue reading

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02-21-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 21, 2017 Jesus sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.”  Taking a child, he placed it in their midst, … Continue reading

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01-20-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

January 20, 2017 (St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr and St. Sebastian, Martyr)  . . . this is the covenant I will establish with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their … Continue reading

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10-31-16 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

October 31, 2016 St. Paul instructed the Church at Philippi, “Brothers and sisters: If there is any encouragement in Christ, any solace in love, any participation in the Spirit, any compassion and mercy, complete my joy by being of the … Continue reading

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10-23-16 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

October 23, 2016 (30th Sunday Ordinary Time C) Jesus said, “whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”  Lk_18:9-14 Funny, nobody likes a boaster, not even God.  Jesus warns us of the consequence … Continue reading

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10-09-16 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

October 9, 2016 (28th Sunday Ordinary Time, C) Jesus healed ten lepers at a distance, and sent them off.  As they were going they were cleansed.  And one of them, realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a … Continue reading

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08-28-16 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

August 28, 2016 (22nd Sunday Ordinary Time, C) Jesus said in a parable, “When you hold a lunch or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors, in case they may … Continue reading

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08-09-16 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

August 9, 2016 The disciples approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?  He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become … Continue reading

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10-18-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

October 18, 2015 (29th Sunday Ordinary Time B) Jesus said, “whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all.  For the Son of Man did … Continue reading

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09-03-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

September 3, 2015 (St. Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church) While sitting in their boat by the shore, Jesus said to Simon, “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.”  Simon said in … Continue reading

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07-26-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 26, 2915 (Seventeenth Sunday Ordinary Time B) When the people saw the sign he had done, they said, “This is truly the Prophet, the one who is to come into the world.”  Since Jesus knew that they were going … Continue reading

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07-17-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 17, 2015 The LORD said to Moses,  “This day shall be a memorial feast for you, which all your generations shall celebrate with pilgrimage to the LORD, as a perpetual institution.” . . . “It is the Passover of … Continue reading

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06-17-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

June 17, 2015 St. Paul said, “God loves a cheerful giver.  Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good … Continue reading

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03-14-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 14, 2015 Jesus told a story about a “righteous” Pharisee and a despised tax collector.  “The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, ‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest … Continue reading

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03-03-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 3, 2015 (St. Katharine Drexel) Jesus said, “The greatest among you must be your servant.  Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”  Mt_23:1-12 It’s called “Servant Leadership.”  And it means: leading by example, … Continue reading

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09-12-14 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

September 12, 2014 (Most Holy Name of Mary) Jesus said, “Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own?”  Lk 6:39-42 Hmmm, something to deeply ponder . . . … Continue reading

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08-27-14 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

August 27, 2014 (St. Monica) Jesus said, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.  You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every kind of filth.”   Mt … Continue reading

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06-18-14 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

June 18, 2014 Jesus said to his disciples:  “. . when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret. . .  when you pray, go to … Continue reading

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04-17-14 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

April 17, 2014 (Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper) Jesus said, “You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ and rightly so, for indeed I am. If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought … Continue reading

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03-29-14 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 29, 2014 Jesus said, “everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”  Lk 18:9-14 There is a certain reality to the premise that once one reaches the top of the ladder … Continue reading

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03-18-14 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 18, 2014 (St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop and Doctor of the Church) The LORD spoke through the prophet Isaiah saying, “Though your sins be like scarlet, they may become white as snow;” Is 1:10, 16-20 . . . IF … Continue reading

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03-05-14 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 5, 2014 (Ash Wednesday, A) Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God. Jl 2:12-18 So, … Continue reading

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02-25-14 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 25, 2014 St. James said, “Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.”  Jas 4:1-10 Humility means allowing someone else to be greater than myself.  And that someone else is God. Jesus took a child and placed … Continue reading

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02-13-14 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 13, 2014 A foreigner asked Jesus for the healing of her daughter and Jesus replied, “Let the children be fed first.  For it is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs.”  … Continue reading

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