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Joseph's Humblebrag Genesis 45:1-15

Joseph's Humblebrag

It's not hard to find false humility on Twitter or Facebook, but as Joseph reminds us, it ain't bragging if God did it!

At a Glance

No one likes a braggart. Humility is an admired virtue. Some people, however, have mastered the art of the "humblebrag," i.e., the ability to promote oneself while at the same time appearing to be humble about it. In today's story about Joseph's reunion with his brothers, we pose the question as to whether some humble-bragging is going on.

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For material based on today's gospel text, see "A Bill of Rights," August 18, 1996, at

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