Dear Parishioners,

A businessman met with the president of a private Chicago high school. To show his appreciation for what the school had done for his sons, he decided to set up a scholarship for needy students.

After working out all the details, the president said to the businessman, “Would you do us the honor of letting the scholarship bear your name?” The businessman said, “Let it bear any name you wish, except mine. I didn’t give it for that reason.”

This was a true act of humility by the businessman. He reached out to help needy students and wanted no recognition. He simply wanted those students to receive an education.

Jesus speaks to us about humility in today’s gospel. He tells us not to take great titles or look for positions of honor. God is our Father and we are all His children.

As brothers and sisters in Christ, Jesus teaches us about service, about humility. He tells us in today’s gospel, “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” By following Jesus’s message of humility, we prepare ourselves for the gift of eternal life.

Sincerely in Christ,

Father Dominick