Twice in today's reading (14.11 and 18.14), Jesus tells His listeners the same thing: who humbles himself will be exalted and the one who exalts himself will be humbled.
There are certain professions that are prone to exalting the person holding that position. Pastors certainly rank right up there.
In a recent conversation with an executive friend of mine, he talked about how when he got the C-level of his job, it was nice having the driver pick him up and business class tickets on the airline and so forth. Perks. Lots and lots of perks.
Then he swung this wrecking ball: "But when I got home, it was still my part of the family economy to do the dishes."
That's what humility looks like. Get out of your first-class seat, be ushered home in a Lincoln Town Car, and then step in and do the dishes.
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself with be exalted.
Working on my humility today...