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September 20, 2008

Daily Readings for September 20, 2008

Filed under: Religion-Catholicism — tobinatorstark @ 11:29 am

1st Reading 1 Corinthians 15:35-37, 42-49

But  some man will say: How do the dead rise again? or with what manner of the body shall the come? Senseless man , that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die first. And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not the body that shall be; but bare grain, as of wheat, or of some of the rest. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it shall rise in incorruption. It is sown in dishonour, it shall rise in glory of the stars. For star differeth from star in glory. It is sown a natural body, it shall rise a spirtual body. If there be a natural body, thre is also a spiritual body, as it is written. The first man Adam was made into a living soul; the last Adam into a quickening spirit. Yet that was not the first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; afterwards that which is spiritual. The frist man was of the earth, earthly: and such as is the heavenly, such also are they that are hevenly. Thereforre as we have borne the image of the earthly, let us bear also the image of the heavenly.

Gospel according to St. Luke 8:4-15

And when the very great multitude was gathered together, and hastened out of the cities unto him, he spoke by a similitude. The sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the way side,, and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And other some fell upon a rock: and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns and the thorns growing up with it choked it. And other some fell upon the good ground; and being sprung up, yeilded fruit a hundredfold. Saying these things, he cried out: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And his disciples asked him what this parable might be. To whom he said; To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to do the rest in parables , that seeing they may not see, and hearing may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is thw word of God. And they by the wayside are that here; then the devil cometh and taketh the word out of the their heart, lest believing they should be saved. Now they upon the rock are they who when they hear, receive the word with joy: and these have no roots; for they believe  for a while , and in time of temptation they fall away,  And that which fell among thorns, are they who  have heard, and going their way, are choked withe the cares and riches  and pleasures of this life, shall yeild no fruit.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 999

How? Christ is raised with his own body. “See my hand and my feet, that is I myself”, but he did not return to earthly life. So, in him, “all  of them will rise again with their own bodies which they now bear”, but Christ ” will change our lowly body to be like his glorious body,” into a “spiritual body”

But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?” You foolish man! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. And what you sow is not the body which is to be, but a bare kernel… What is sown is perishable, what is raised  is imperishable… The dead will be raised imperishable…. For that perishable nature must put on the imperishable, and the mortal nature must put on immortality.

( the scripture passage in the catechism comes from the RSV-CE rather than the NAB, JB, NJB or Douay-Rheims)

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