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October 16, 2008

Daily Devotions for October 17, 2008

Filed under: Religion-Catholicism — tobinatorstark @ 10:42 am

Ephesians 1:11-14 (Douay-Rheims Challoner text)

In whom we also are called by lot, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things according to the counsel of his will. That we may be unto the praise of his glory, we who before hoped Christ: In whom you also, after you had heard the word of truth, (the gospel of your salvation;) in whom also believing, you were signed with the holy Spirit of promise, Who is the pledge of our inheritance, unto the redemption of acquisition, unto the praise of his glory.

Ephesios 1:11-14 (Biblia Sacra Juxta Vulgatam Clementinam)

Propter quod memores estote quod aliquando vos gentes in carne, qui dicimini præputium ab ea quæ dicitur circumcisio in carne, manu facta :quia eratis illo in tempore sine Christo, alienati a conversatione Isra¨el, et hospites testamentorum, promissionis spem non habentes, et sine Deo in hoc mundo.Nunc autem in Christo Jesu, vos, qui aliquando eratis longe, facti estis prope in sanguine Christi. Ipse enim est pax nostra, qui fecit utraque unum, et medium parietem maceriæ solvens, inimicitias in carne sua,

Gospel According to St. Luke 12:1-7 (Ronald Knox Translation)

And now great multitudes had gathered round him, so that they trod one another down; and he addressed himself first to his disciples; Have nothing to do with the leaven of the Pharisees, he said, it is all hypocrisy. What is veiled will all be revealed, what is hidden will all be known; what you have said in darkness, will be repeated in the light of day, what you have whispered in secret chambers, will be proclaimed on the house-tops. And I say this to you who are my friends. Do not be afraid of those who can kill the body, and after that can do no more. I will tell you who it is you must fear; fear him who has power not only to kill but to cast a man into hell; him you must fear indeed. Are not sparrows sold five for two pence? And yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight. As for you, he takes every hair of your head into his reckoning; do not be afraid, then; you count for more than a host of sparrows. And I tell you this; whoever acknowledges me before men, will be acknowledged by the Son of Man in the presence of God’s angels

Evangelium Secundum Lucam 12:1-7 (Biblia Sacra Juxta Vulgatam Clementinam)

Multis autem turbis circumstantibus, ita ut se invicem conculcarent, coepit dicere ad discipulos suos : Attendite a fermento pharisæorum, quod est hypocrisis. Nihil autem opertum est, quod non reveletur: neque absconditum, quod non sciatur.Quoniam quæ in tenebris dixistis, in lumine dicentur : et quod in aurem locuti estis in cubiculis, prædicabitur in tectis. Dico autem vobis amicis meis : Ne terreamini ab his qui occidunt corpus, et post hæc non habent amplius quid faciant. Ostendam autem vobis quem timeatis: timete eum qui, postquam occiderit, habet potestatem mittere in gehennam : ita dico vobis, hunc timete. Nonne quinque passeres veneunt dipondio, et unus ex illis non est in oblivione coram Deo ? sed et capilli capitis vestri omnes numerati sunt. Nolite ergo timere : multis passeribus pluris estis vos.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 342

The hierarchy of creatures is expressed by the order of the “six days”, from the less perfect to the more perfect. God loves all his creatures and takes care of each one, even the sparrow. Nevertheless, Jesus said: “You are of more value than many sparrows”, or again: “of how much more value is a man than a sheep!”

Catechismum Catholicae Ecclesiae 342

Creaturarum hierarchia ordine « sex dierum » exprimitur qui a minus perfecto ad perfectiorem procedit. Deus omnes Suas amat creaturas, et eas, etiam passeres, habet curae. Tamen Iesus dicit: « Multis passeribus pluris estis » (Lc 12,7), vel etiam: « Quanto igitur melior est homo ove! » (Mt 12,12).

Notes on Ephesians 1:11-14 (Douay-Rheims Challoner text)

14 “Acquisition”… that is, a purchased possession.

Notes on St. Luke 12:1-7 (Haydock Bible Commentary)

Ver. 1. Beware ye of the leaven, &c. Christ calls the hypocrisy of the Pharisees heaven, which changes and corrupts the best intentions of men; for nothing is more destructive than hypocrisy to such as give way to it. (Theophylactus)
Ver. 3. House-tops. Our divine Saviour speaks here according to the custom of his own nation, where it was not uncommon for men to preach from the house-top, when they wished to deliver any thing to the public; for their houses had flat roofs. (Ven. Bede)

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