When you are invited to a wedding feast,
sit down in the lowest place,
that he who invited you may say to you:
“Friend, go up higher.”
Then shall you have glory in the presence of all who sit at table with you (Lk 14:10).
All who exalt themselves will be humbled,
and those who humble themselves will be exalted (Lk 14:11).
When you give a banquet,
invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind;
and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you,
for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just (Lk 14: 13-14).