Last Sunday we had Luke 14;1-11 at Mass in the Traditional form. The second half of that reading dealt with humility. Here is what St. Basil wrote in his rule:
To take the lowest place at feasts, as the Lord advises, is a fitting thing to do; but again to seize it forcibly is a thing to be condemned, as disturbing order and causing confusion. Contending for the last place, you will be no different from those who strive for the first. Accordingly, as the Llord here says, it is for him who gives the feast, to decide the order of place. We should have a patient concern for one another, doing all things becomingly and in order; and not for the sake of how we may appear before the crowd. Neither should we make a show of hunility by resisting strongly: humility is practised rather by simple submission; refusal shows pride more decidedly than taking the first place when invited to do so.