Ecclesiasticus 3: 17-20. 28-29

The author stresses the importance of humility for those in positions of authority and the unfortunate state of those who are overcome by pride.

Hebrews 12: 18-19. 22-24

The assembly of Moses and the people at Mount Sinai, when God’s gift of the Law was accompanied by thunder, lightning and fire, is contrasted with the assembly in the heavenly sanctuary of all who are redeemed in Christ.

Luke 14:1. 7-14

When guests ate meal choose places of honour for themselves, Jesus reminds them that in the kingdom of heaven it is the lowly who will be exalted.