From the time of Jesus up to now, nothing has changed; these boastful characters are still prevalent today. Some of these characters are in fact present in the various church ministries, in government, in various charitable organizations. They always want to advertise the many things that they are doing for the church and for the poor. They want to brag to the whole world about the many humanitarian endeavors that they’re doing.
Closely looking at ourselves, oftentimes we also are guilty of trumpeting our knowledge, our accomplishment, our prominence, our supremacy and wealth.
What Jesus is telling us in the gospel is: we should not be overly concerned of the impression that we will get from others. We should not boast, we should just do things silently without selfish or personal motives. That is HUMILITY!
We better ask ourselves, do we have the virtue of HUMILITY?