November 4, 2023
St. Charles Borromeo
Go Low
When you are invited [to a feast], go and take the lowest place…
Luke 14:10

When taking “the lowest place,” we couldn’t find a better example than Jesus himself. We’re getting within shouting distance of Advent, when we prepare for the ultimate feast of humility, the Word of God nestled in a manger. But where do we go to go low? Service to the poor? Living with the poor? One day my spiritual director simply suggested, “If you say you love the poor, maybe you should live with them.” So, once I ran out of excuses, I ended up in a tiny town in Honduras! But remember, it’s a feast, and the poor can welcome you with everything they have, especially themselves. Even when the feast becomes a way of suffering with the poor, we go together. We may be low, but we’re lifted up by a community of faith.

- Miguel Dulick

Romans 11:1-2a, 11-12, 25-29 • Psalm 94:12-15, 17-18 • Luke 14:1, 7-11


November 4, 2023 at 09:54 PM

teach me please Father in Heaven to be humble Amen in Jesus Name i pray Amen Amen Amen

Janet a.k.a. "Sunshine" Respond to comment
November 4, 2023 at 05:25 PM

Hello LFF, I hope Everyone is well today. I have been trying from my cellphone to comment on here but, the re Captcha symbol doesn't let Me. So this is a test, I'm on my Big Computer now. May God Bless us Everyone this weekend. Much Love and respect, Janet

November 5, 2023 at 05:55 AM

Hey Sunshine! Nice to see you. My reCaptcha has been giving me trouble lately and sometimes not working. Welcome back!

November 4, 2023 at 03:07 PM

We have over 400 families to feed at church. Just shopped for one of the families. It feels really good to help in my small way. Prayers to those in need as we approach the season of giving.

November 4, 2023 at 11:20 AM

Amen. :)

November 4, 2023 at 10:43 AM

Happy Saturday to all my LFF and their families. Been on the road for the last 5 days. So glad to be back in the nest. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and my prayers for all of you and for our brothers and sisters across the globe. Lord Jesus please help those who need you the most.We all need you, but they are suffering terribly. Please let them feel your Love.

November 4, 2023 at 09:39 AM

Amen God bless you all

November 4, 2023 at 08:31 AM


November 4, 2023 at 08:28 AM

Thank you Miguel for this wonderful reflection! Yes, the poor will always be with us. And the poor (as Anne mentioned!) can be poor financially, but also poor in social status, poor in coping, poor in mental state…poor in spirit. Kristin mentioned yesterday about when we don’t have peace because we are without abundance “in our lane.” May we all be blessed to understand where God is calling us to be, what path to take if you will, to better be of service to those who are without abundance and those who may be feeling less than, that we can be present to in our faith. Amen.

November 4, 2023 at 08:20 AM

Lord, please hear our continued prayers for those grieving the losses those who accompany us on the journey of our lives - our family, friends and extended community. Also our continued petitions for the Ukraine, Russia, the Middle East, the Sudan, and all those suffering around the world - also for their strength, courage and resilience to continue walking in faith. Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world! You sent Your Son, the Prince of Peace, for the salvation of the world. We pray that the Peace of Christ will reign in the Middle East, Ukraine, Russia and Sudan. Please protect and send aid to those in need and all who are at-risk. We pray for peace and rebuilding– we who are working towards it and for all those who are suffering or in danger from conflicts. We pray for an end to violence and war – we pray for wisdom for all leaders who have a hand in this. Lord God please help those in most need of thy mercy. Amen.

November 4, 2023 at 07:23 AM

"The poor will always be among us," may we find our place in the lives of the poor, in an effort to help mitigate their plight and suffering. May we be humble enough to know, to find and to accept that place God invites us to be. Humility versus Self Exaltation . Prayers and blessings for all with special needs and intentions. A Peaceful Saturday Living Faith Family.

November 4, 2023 at 07:07 AM

God bless you Miguel for not only talking the talk but for walking the walk. Not all are called to do as you did but we are all called to do something. Beside those who have less of the material goods of this world there are also those who are poor in spirit, those who need encouragement, or to hear that God loves them, or that someone notices them and cares. If we ask him, Jesus will show us how and where we can help the poor, whether by prayer, sharing from our own resources, or maybe even living among them.

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