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September 25, 2008

Readings for September 26, 2008

Filed under: Religion-Catholicism — tobinatorstark @ 8:27 pm

1st Reading Ecclesiastes 3:1-11(Douay-Rheims Challoner text)

All things have their season and in their times pass under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to destroy, and time to build. A time to weep, and a time to laugh. A time to mourn, and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather. A time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces. A time to get, and a time to lose. A time to keep, and a time to cast away. A time to rend, and a time to sew. A time to silence and a time to speak. A time to love, and a time of hatred. A time of war, and a time of peace. What hath man more of his labour. I have seen the trouble, which God hath given the sons of men to be excericised in it.

Gospel According to St. Luke 9:18-22 (Ronald Knox Translation)

There was a time when he had gone apart to pray, and his disciples were with him; and he asked them. Who do the multitude say that I am? They answered, John the Baptist; others say Elias; others, that one of the old prophets has returned to life. Then he said to them. But who do you say that I am? And Peter answered. You are the Christ whom God has anointed. And he laid a strict charge upon them, bidding them tell no one of it; The Son of Man, he said, is to be much ill-used, and rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be put to death, and rise again on the third day.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 849

The origin and purpose of mission. The Lord’s missionary mandate is ultimately grounded in the eternal love of the Most Holy Trinity: “The Church on the earth is by her natures missionary since, according to the paln of the Father, she has as her origin the mission of the Son and the Holy Spirit.” The ultimate purpose of the mission is none other thant to make men share in the communion between the Father and the Son in the Spirit of love.

Notes on Ecclesiastes 3:1-11(Haydock Bible Commentary)

Ver. 1. Heaven, in this world, where alone things change. (St. Jerome) — Nothing is here perpetual, but to be used in a proper manner. (Worthington) — The heart must not be attached to any thing created. (Calmet) — Pleasure had been condemned and approved, chap. 2. He shews that all must have its time. (Menochius)

Ver. 5. Stones, with a sling, or to render a field useless, 4 Kings iii. 25., and Isaias v. 2. — Embraces. Countenance was sometimes prescribed for married people, Leviticus xx. 18., and 1 Corinthians vii. (St. Jerome) (St. Augustine, Enchiridion 78.) (Calmet) — Hatred often succeeds love, ver. 8., and 2 Kings xiii. 14. (Haydock)

Ver. 9. Labour? What advantage does he derive from any of these things? (Chap. i. 3.) (Calmet)

Ver. 11. Consideration. Literally, “dispute.” Hebrew and Septuagint, “heart.” (Haydock) — Pagnin, “He has implanted the desire of immortality in their hearts.” — End. If we could discover the properties of each thing, we should be in raptures; (Calmet) but as we cannot, this increases our vexation. (Menochius)

Notes on Luke 9:18-22 (Haydock Bible Commentary)

Ver. 18. As he was alone praying: i.e. remote from the people, though his disciples are said to have been with him. (Witham)


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