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September 17, 2008

Daily Readings for September 18, 2008

Filed under: Religion-Catholicism — tobinatorstark @ 3:28 pm

1st Reading 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Now I make it known unto you, brethern, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you have received, and wherein you stand; By which also you are saved, if you hold fast after what manner I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all, which I also received: how that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures: And that he was buried, and the he rose again the third day, according to the scriptures: And that he was seen by Cephas; and after that by eleven. Then was seen by more than five hundered brethern at once: of whom many remain until this present, and some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen by James, then by all the apostles. And last of all, he was seen also by me,  as by one born out of due time. For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called and apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God, I am what I am; and his grace in me hath not been void, but I have laboured more abundantly than all they: yet not I , but the grace of God with me: For whether I , or they, so we preach, and so you have believed.

Gospel according to Luke 7:36-50

And one of the Pharisees desired him to eat with him. And he went into the house of the Pharisee, and sat down to meat. And behold a woman that was in the city, a sinner, when she knew that he sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought and alabaster box of ointment.  And standing behind at his feet, she began to wash his feet, with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of here head, and kissed his feet, an annointed them with the ointment. And the Pharisee, who had invited  him, seeing it, spoke within himself, saying: THis man, if he were a prophet, awould know surely who and what manner of women this is that toucheth him, with the ointment. And  Jesus answering, said to him: Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. But he said: Master, say it. A certain creditor had two debtors, the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And whereas they had not wherewith to pay, he forgave them both. Which therefore of two loveth him most? Simon answering, said: I suppose that he whom he forgave the most. And he said to him: Thou hast judged rightly. And turning to the woman, he said unto Simon: Dost thou see this woman? I entered  into thy house, thou gavest me no water for my feet; but she with tears hath washed my feet, and with hairs hath wiped them. Thou gavest me no kiss; but she, since she came in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with the oil thou didst not annoint; but she with ointment hath annointed my feet. Wherefore I say to thee: Many sins are forgiven her, because she hath loved much. But to whom less is forgiven , he loveth less. And he said to her: Thy sins are forgiven thee. And they sat at meat with him began to say within themselves: Who is this that forgiveth sins also? And he said to the woman: Thy faith hath made thee safe, go in peace.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1441

Only God forgives sin

Only God forgives sins. Since  he is the Son of God,  Jesus says of himself, “The son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins” and excercises this devine power: “Your sins are forgiven” Further, by virtue of his divine  authority he gives this power to the m to excercise in his name.

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