I don’t mean for, say, the Red Mass where the Mass is specially for inspiration for politicians. Nor do I mean for weddings where they are seated in front because they might have a role in the wedding party.
But for other Masses, is it wrong to have dignitaries (such as politicians) seated in front?
Luke 20:45 would seem to imply that we should avoid that sort of thing:
"While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples,  “Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and love to be greeted in the marketplaces and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.”
I do have a follow up to this but I wanted to hear first responses before I go on to the next part of my question.