When Jesus noticed that all who had come to
the dinner were trying to sit in the seats of honour near the
head of the table, he gave them this advice: “When you are
invited to a wedding feast, don’t sit in the seat of honour.
What if someone who is more distinguished than you has
also been invited? The host will come and say, ‘Give this
person your seat.’ Then you will be embarrassed, and you
will have to take whatever seat is left at the foot of the table!
“Instead, take the lowest place at the foot of the table. Then
when your host sees you, he will come and say, ‘Friend, we
have a better place for you!’ Then you will be honored in
front of all the other guests. For those who exalt themselves
will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be