Austerity Dinner Party

He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. [The Magnificat]
St. Luke, 1. 51

Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalts himself shall be abased…
1 Samuel 2:4, 6-8 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength…
Job 5:11-13 To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety…
Job 34:24-28 He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead…
Psalm 107:40, 41 He pours contempt on princes, and causes them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way…
Psalm 113:6-8 Who humbles himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!…
Ecclesiastes 4:14 For out of prison he comes to reign; whereas also he that is born in his kingdom becomes poor.
Ezekiel 17:24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree…
Amos 9:11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins…
Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon?…
James 1:9, 10 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted…
James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

Pic: Claire Palmer, after Vincent Van Gogh’s The Potato Eaters.

 

 

 


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