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October 3, 2008

Daily Devotions for October 3, 2008

Filed under: Religion-Catholicism — tobinatorstark @ 10:46 am

1st Reading Job 38:1, 12-21, 40:3-5 (Douay-Rheims Challoner text)

Then the Lord answered Job out of a whirlwind, and said: Didst thou since thy birth command the morning, and show the dawning of the day its place?  And didst thou hold the extremities of the earth shaking them, and hast thou shaken the ungodly out of it? The seal shall be restored as clay, and shall stand as a garment: From the wicked their light shall be taken away, and the high arm shall be broken. Hast thou entered into the depths of the sea, and walked in the lowest parts of the deep?  Have the gates of death been opened to thee, and hast thou seen the darksome doors? Hast thou considered the breadth of the earth? tell me, if thou knowest all things? Where is the way where light dwelleth, and where is the place of darkness: That thou mayst bring every thing to its own bounds, and understand the paths of the house thereof.  Didst thou know then that thou shouldst be born? and didst thou know the number of thy days?

Liber Job  38:1, 12-21, 40:3-5 (Biblia Sacra Juxta Vulgatam Clementinam)

Respondens autem Dominus Job de turbine, dixit :12 Numquid post ortum tuum præcepisti diluculo, et ostendisti auroræ locum suum ? 13 Et tenuisti concutiens extrema terræ, et excussisti impios ex ea ? 14 Restituetur ut lutum signaculum, et stabit sicut vestimentum : 15 auferetur ab impiis lux sua, et brachium excelsum confringetur. 16 Numquid ingressus es profunda maris, et in novissimis abyssi deambulasti ?

17 Numquid apertæ sunt tibi portæ mortis, et ostia tenebrosa vidisti ? 18 Numquid considerasti latitudinem terræ ? indica mihi, si nosti, omnia : 19 in qua via lux habitet, et tenebrarum quis locus sit : 20 ut ducas unumquodque ad terminos suos, et intelligas semitas domus ejus. 21 Sciebas tunc quod nasciturus esses, et numerum dierum tuorum noveras ?

3 Numquid irritum facies judicium meum, et condemnabis me, ut tu justificeris ? 4 Et si habes brachium sicut Deus ? et si voce simili tonas ? 5 Circumda tibi decorem, et in sublime erigere, et esto gloriosus, et speciosis induere vestibus.

Gospel according to St. Luke 10:13-16 (Ronald Knox Translation)

Woe to you, Corozain, woe to you, Bethsaida! Tyre and Sidon would have repented long ago, humbling themselves with sackcloth and ashes, if the miracles done in you had been done there instead. And indeed, it shall go less hard with Tyre and Sidon at the judgement, than with you. And you, Capharnaum, do you hope to be lifted up high as heaven? You shall be brought low as hell. He who listens to you, listens to me; he who despises you, despises me; and he who despises me, despises him that sent me.

EVANGELIUM SECUNDUM LUCAM 10:13-16 (Biblia Sacra Juxta Vulgata)

13 Væ tibi Corozain ! væ tibi Bethsaida ! quia si in Tyro et Sidone factæ fuissent virtutes quæ factæ sunt in vobis, olim in cilicio et cinere sedentes poeniterent. 14 Verumtamen Tyro et Sidoni remissius erit in judicio,
quam vobis. 15 Et tu Capharnaum, usque ad cælum exaltata, usque ad infernum demergeris. 16 Qui vos audit, me audit : et qui vos spernit, me spernit. Qui autem me spernit, spernit eum qui misit me

Catechism of the Catholic Church 858

The Apostles’ mission

858 Jesus is the Father’s Emissary. From the beginning of his ministry, he “called to him those whom he desired; …. and he appointed twelve, whom also he named apostles, to be with him, and to be sent out to preach.  From then on, they would also be his “emissaries” (Greek apostoloi). In them, Christ continues his own mission: “As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” The apostles’ ministry is the continuation of his mission; Jesus said to the Twelve: “he who receives you receives me.

Catechismum Catholicae Ecclesiae 858

Apostolorum missio

858 Iesus est Patris Missus. Inde ab initio Sui ministerii « vocat ad Se, quos voluit Ipse […]. Et fecit Duodecim, ut essent cum Illo, et ut mitteret eos praedicare » (Mc 3,13-14). Exinde ii erunt Eius « missi » (verbum graecum •B`FJ@8@4 hoc significat). Ipse in eis Suam propriam prosequitur missionem: « Sicut misit me Pater, et ego mitto vos » (Io 20,21). 374 Eorum ministerium est ergo missionis Eius continuatio: « Qui recipit vos, me recipit », dicit Ipse Duodecim (Mt 10,40). 3

Notes on Job 38:1, 12-21, 40:3-5 (Haydock Bible Commentary)

Ver. 1. Then. Septuagint, “After Eliu had ceased to speak.” (Haydock) — Lord. That is, an angel speaking in the name of the Lord. (Challoner) — The name Jehova (Haydock) here occurs, though it never does in the speeches; whence many have inferred that the Lord spoke in person; which argument, however, is not conclusive; and that this work was written after the apparition in the burning bush. (Calmet) — The Hebrew edition would at least be given after that event. — Whirlwind, designed to strike the senses, (Haydock) and to represent the distressed condition of Job. (Pineda) — This awful appearance imposed silence upon all. (Haydock) — Some think that a time was allowed for reflection and repentance, before God passed sentence; but the Septuagint, &c., seem to suppose that the cause was decided as soon as Eliu had ended his discourse. (Calmet) — God discusses the controversy, and gives sentence in favour of Job. (Worthington)

Ver. 12. Place. Thou art but as yesterday: where is thy power? (Calmet)

Ver. 13. And didst. Some explain Hebrew, “that it (Aurora) might spread at once to the extremities of the earth. Then the wicked flee before it;” as they hate the light, chap. xxxiv. 26., and John iii. 20. (Calmet) — Septuagint and Protestants may be understood in this sense. (Haydock) — Allusion may also be made to the shaking of a sieve, to separate the wheat from the chaff; (Amos ix. 9., and Luke xxii. 31.; Calmet) or of a carpet, to clean it from the dust. (Du Hamel) — Did God ask thee to help him to exterminate the wicked? The short digression in these three verses, shews the punishment exercised on offenders. It is not contrary to the true spirit of poetry. (Menochius)

Ver. 14. Seal. Men, formed to the image of God, shall die; and others shall be place in their stead, (Menochius) with as much ease as an impression is made upon clay. (Haydock) — Garment. The body seems to be the clothing of the soul, and will be changed, Psalm ci. 27. (Menochius) — Chaldean, “their form will be changed to clay, and they shall resemble a tattered garment.” Hebrew, “their seal shall be changed like clay,” &c. All their glory shall perish. (Calmet) — Septuagint, “hast thou taken earth or clay, and formed a living creature, and endued it with speech on the earth?” Is man the workd of thy hands? (Haydock)

Ver. 17. Doors? Septuagint, “through fear; or have the porters of hell flown away at thy sight?” (Haydock)

Ver. 19. Darkness. The poetical style of this book represents these things as real beings, in the same manner (Calmet) as the house, (ver. 20) or palace of the sun, &c., are described by the ancients. (Haydock)

Ver. 3. Judgment. Job had frequently acknowledged that God could not be in the wrong. But he had expressed himself in to forcible language, of which God makes him, as it were, ashamed. (Calmet) — Septuagint, “rejectest thou not my decision? yea, dost thou think that I have judged thee in a different manner, in order that thou mayst appear just?” (Haydock)

Notes on St. Luke 10:13-16 (Haydock Bible Commentary)

Ver. 15. And thou, Capharnaum, &c. Capharnaum is situated on the western coast of the sea of Tiberias. Christ having left Nazareth, made the former city the usual place of his abode. There was no city in which he had preached so much, or wrought so many miracles. On this account, he said it was exalted to the heavens; but for its incredulity he threatens it shall be cast down even unto hell. (Calmet)

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