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September 16, 2008

Daily Readings For September 17, 2008

Filed under: Religion-Catholicism — tobinatorstark @ 8:13 pm

1st Reading 1 Corinthians 12:31- 13:13

But he zeleous for the better gifts. And I shew unto you yet a more excellent way.

IF I speak with the tongues of men, and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysterie, and all knowledge, and if I should have faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing And if I should distribute all my goods to feed the poor, and if I should deliver my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profitith me nothing. Charity is patient, is kind: charity envieth not, dealeth not perversely; is not puffed up; Is not ambitious, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh no evil; Rejocieth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth with the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never falleth away: whether prophecies shall be made void, or tongues shall cease, or knowledge shall be destroyed. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, m that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child. But when I became a man, I put away the things of a child. We see now through a glass in the dark manner; but then face to face. Now I know in part; but then I shall know even as I am known. And now there remain faith, hope and charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity.

Gospel according to Luke 7:31-35

And the Lord said: Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like? They are like to children sitting in the marketplace and speaking one to another saying: We have piped to you, and you have not danced: we have mourned, and you have not wept. For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and you say: He hath a devil The Son of man is come eating and drinking: and you say: Behold a man that is glutton and a drinker of wine, and a freind of the publicans and sinners. And wisdom is justified by all her children.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 25

Above All-Charity

To conclude this Prologue, it is fitting to recall the pastoral principle stated by the Roman Catechism

The whole concern of doctrine and its teaching must be directed  to the love that never ends. Whether something is proposed or belief, for hope or for action, the love of our Lord must always be made accessible, so that anyone can see that all the works of perfect Christian virtue spring from love and have no other objective to arrive  at love.

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