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September 27, 2008

Daily Readings for September 28, 2008

Filed under: Religion-Catholicism — tobinatorstark @ 10:13 am

1st Reading Ezechiel 18:25-28 (Douay-Rheims Challoner text)

And you have said: The way of the Lord is not right. Hear ye, therefore, O house of Israel: It is my way that is not right and are not rather your ways perverse? For when that just turneth, and committeth iniquity, he shall die therein: in the justice that he hath wrought he shall die. And when the wicked turneth away himself from all his wickedness, which he hath wrought, and doeth judgment, and justice: he shall save his soul alive. Because he considereth and turneth away himself from all iniquities which he hath wrought, he shall surely live, and not die.

2nd Reading Phiippians 2:1-11(Douay-Rheims Challoner text)

If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of charity, if any society of the spirit, if any bowels of commiseration: Fulfill ye my joy,, that you be of one mind, having the same charity, being of one accord, agreeing in sentiment. Let nothing be done through contention, neither by vain glory: but in humility, let each esteem others better than themselves: Each one not considering the tings that are his own, but those that are other men’s. For let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men, and in habit found as a man. He humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of the cross. For which cause God also hath exalted him, and hath given him a name which is above all names: For in the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth: And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is the in the glory of God the Father.

Gospel According to St. Matthew 21:28-32 (Ronald Knox Translation)

But tell me what you think; there was a man who had two sons, and when he went up to the first, and said, Away with you, my son, and work in my vineyard to-day, he answered; Not I, but he relented afterwards and went. Then he went up to the other, and said the like to him; and his answer was, I will, sir; but he did not go. Which of the two carried out his father’s will? The first, they said. And Jesus said to them, Believe me, the publicans and the harlots are further on the road to God’s kingdom than you. John came among you following all due observance, but could win no belief from you; the publicans believed him, and the harlots, but even when you saw that, you would not relent, and believe him.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1696

The way of Christ “leads to life”; a contrary way “leads to destruction.” The Gospel parable of the to ways remains ever present in the catechesis of the Church; it shows the importance of moral decisions for our salvation: “There are two ways, the one of life, the other death; but between the two, there is great difference.”

Note on Ezechiel 18:25-28 (Haydock Bible Commentary)

Ver. 24. Remembered, to procure him pardon; yet he will suffer less than if he had never done any good. (Calmet)

Ver. 25. Not right, in thus punishing or rewarding for the last act; (Theodoret) or rather, God shews that those who complain are guilty.

Notes on Philippians 2:1-11 ( Douay-Rheims Challoner Text)

Chap 2. Ver. 7 Emptied himself, exinanivit amde himself as of no account.
Ver 12 With fear, &c. This is against. the false faith, and presumptuous security of modern sectaries.

Notes on Mathew 21:28-33(Haydock Bible Commentary)

Ver. 28. A certain man had two sons, &c. The ancient interpreters, by the first son generally understand the Gentiles, as also publicans and scandalous sinners; and by the second, the Jewish people. The Gentiles, &c. who at the first did not, would not worship and serve God; yet afterwards they, as also publicans, and many sinners, received the faith, and being converted, became faithful servants of God, and saints: the Jews, or the greatest part of them, who pretended to be God’s servants, and his people, rejected the gospel and their Messias; therefore this commination follows, the publicans, &c. shall go before you into the kingdom of God. (Witham) — By these two sons are to be understood, says St. Chrysostom, the Gentiles and the Jewish people; the latter our Redeemer wishes to make sensible of their own great ingratitude, and of the ready obedience of the cast-off Gentiles. For they having never heard the law, nor promised obedience have still shewn their submission by their works; whereas the Jews, after promising to obey the voice of God, had neglected the performance. (Hom. lxviii.)

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