Those who make themselves great will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be made great." Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a lunch or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your rich neighbours—for they will invite you back, and in this way you will be paid for what you did. When you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind; and you will be blessed, because they are not able to pay you back. God will repay you on the day the good people rise from death.”
as a person with blindness, i’mnot really sure how to take this. most blind people or “crippled” people we know these days have jobs and function like everyone in society.
was Jesus just talking about his time when it was harder for them to work?
i also see this kind of thing in my every day life. people never want to let me help with things or pay for anything because they feel bad to let a blind person do it or take my money. as if somehow i have nothing to give. it’s kind of frustrating sometimes when i want to live the gospel too and people treat you like you have to alwys be the receiver of their favors. i’m not trying to sound ungrateful because i do appreciate other peoples’ help but i also want to give as well. i hope this makes sense.