In this episode, we consider the readings for Proper 25 (Year C in the lectionary cycle): Luke 18:9-14; 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18; Psalm 65; Joel 2:23-32.
In this episode we discuss Jesus' parable that contrasts the prayer of the Pharisee who looks with contempt on others and the prayer of the tax collector who cries out for God's mercy, the final words of Paul that close 2 Timothy, the rich language of abundance in the Psalm, and the imagery of Joel's prophetic words.
--C.S. Lewis on Humility: "Do not imagine that if you meet a really humble man he will be what most people call “humble” nowadays: he will not be a sort of greasy, smarmy person, who is always telling you that, of course, he is nobody.
Probably all you will think about him is that he seemed a cheerful, intelligent chap who took a real interest in what you said to him. If you do dislike him it will be because you feel a little envious of anyone who seems to enjoy life so easily. He will not be thinking about humility: he will not be thinking about himself at all." --from Mere Christianity
Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.