Everything they do is done for men to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; they love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have men call them ‘Rabbi’.
All of us enjoy being honored once in a while. It feels good to have the place of honor, but if we are truly serving God with our lives, who are we missing that might be sitting at the end of the table, or the back of the church. Places of honor are all about us. Ordinary places at the table or the party are about others. If we look around, who will we see that needs a friend, an encouraging conversation, a bit of attention they might not otherwise receive.
Lets look for that person sitting by themselves that no one seems to have noticed and then ask God how we might bless them.