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October 22, 2008

Daily Devotions for October 23, 2008

Filed under: Religion-Catholicism — tobinatorstark @ 9:08 pm

Ephesians 3:14-21 (Douay-Rheims Challoner text)

For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom all paternity in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened by his Spirit with might unto the inward man, That Christ may dwell by faith in your hearts; that being rooted and founded in charity, You may be able to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth, and length, and height, and depth:  To know also the charity of Christ, which surpasseth all knowledge, that you may be filled unto all the fulness of God.  Now to him who is able to do all things more abundantly than we desire or understand, according to the power that worketh in us; To him be glory in the church, and in Christ Jesus unto all generations, world without end. Amen.

Ephesios 3:14-21(Biblia Sacra Juxta Vulgatam Clementinam)

Propter quod peto ne deficiatis in tribulationibus meis pro vobis : quæ est gloria vestra. Hujus rei gratia flecto genua mea ad Patrem Domini nostri Jesu Christi, ex quo omnis paternitas in cælis et in terra nominatur, ut det vobis secundum divitias gloriæ suæ, virtute corroborari per Spiritum ejus in interiorem hominem, Christum habitare per fidem in cordibus vestris : in caritate radicati, et fundati, ut possitis comprehendere cum omnibus sanctis, quæ sit latitudo, et longitudo, et sublimitas, et profundum: scire etiam supereminentem scientiæ caritatem Christi, ut impleamini in omnem plenitudinem Dei. Ei autem, qui potens est omnia facere superabundanter quam petimus aut intelligimus, secundum virtutem, quæ operatur in nobis : ipsi gloria in Ecclesia, et in Christo Jesu, in omnes generationes sæculi sæculorum. Amen.

Gospel According to St. Luke 12:49-53 (Ronald Knox Translation)

It is fire that I have come to spread over the earth, and what better wish can I have than that it should be kindled? There is a baptism I must needs be baptized with, and how impatient am I for its accomplishment! Do you think that I have come to bring peace on the earth? No, believe me, I have come to bring dissension. Henceforward five in the same house will be found at variance, three against two and two against three; the father will be at variance with his son, and the son with his father, the mother against her daughter, and the daughter against her mother, the mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

Evangelium Secundum Lucam 12:49-53(Biblia Sacra Juxta Vulgatam Clementinam)

Ignem veni mittere in terram, et quid volo nisi ut accendatur ? Baptismo autem habeo baptizari : et quomodo coarctor usque dum perficiatur ?  Putatis quia pacem veni dare in terram ? non, dico vobis, sed separationem : erunt enim ex hoc quinque in domo una divisi, tres in duos, et duo in tres dividentur : pater in filium, et filius in patrem suum, mater in filiam, et filia in matrem, socrus in nurum suam, et nurus in socrum suam.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1225

In his Passover Christ opened to all men the fountain of Baptism. He had already spoken of his Passion, which he was about to suffer in Jerusalem, as a “Baptism” with which he had to be baptized. The blood and water that flowed from the pierced side of the crucified Jesus are types of Baptism and the Eucharist, the sacraments of new life.From then on, it is possible “to be born of water and the Spirit” in order to enter the Kingdom of God. See where you are baptized, see where Baptism comes from, if not from the cross of Christ, from his death. There is the whole mystery: he died for you. In him you are redeemed, in him you are saved

Catechismum Catholicae Ecclesiae 1225

In Paschate Suo, Christus omnibus hominibus Baptismi fontes aperuit. Re quidem vera, iam de passione quam Ipse Hierosolymis erat subiturus, locutus erat tamquam de « Baptismo » quo Ipse baptizandus erat. typi sunt Baptismi et Eucharistiae, vitae novae sacramentorum: exinde possibile est « ex aqua et Spiritu » nasci ad introeundum in Regnum Dei (Io 3,5). « Vide, ubi baptizaris, unde sit Baptisma nisi de cruce Christi, de morte Christi. Ibi est omne mysterium, quia pro te passus est. In Ipso redimeris, in Ipso salvaris Sanguis et aqua quae de aperto Iesu crucifixi exiverunt latere,

Notes on Ephesians 3:14-21 (Douay-Rheims Challoner text)

15 “All paternity”… Or, the whole family. God is the Father, both of angels and men; whosoever besides is named father, is so named with subordination to him.

Notes on St. Luke 12:49-53 (Haydock Bible Commentary)

Ver. 49. I am come to send fire on the earth. By this fire, some understand the light of the gospel, and the fire of charity and divine love. Others, the fire of trials and persecutions. (Witham) — What is the fire, which Christ comes to send upon the earth? Some understand it of the Holy Ghost, of the doctrine of the gospel, and the preaching of the apostles, which has filled the world with fervour and light, and which was signified by the flames of fire which appeared at the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the apostles. My words, says the Lord, in Jeremias, (Chap. xxiii. 29.) are as a fire, and as a hammer, that breaketh the rock in pieces. Others understand it of the fire of charity, which Christ came to enkindle upon the earth, and which the apostles carried throughout the whole world. But the most simple and literal opinion seems to be, the fire of persecution and war. Fire is often used in Scripture for war: and our Saviour declares in St. Matthew that he is come to bring the sword, and not peace; that is, the doctrine of the gospel shall cause divisions, and bring persecutions, and almost an infinity of other evils, upon those who shall embrace and maintain it. But it is by these means that heaven must be acquired, it is thus that Jesus Christ destroys the reign of Satan, and overturns idolatry, superstition, and error, in the world. So great a change could not be made without noise, tumult, fire, and war. (Calmet)

Ver. 50. I am to be baptized, with troubles and sufferings. — And how am I straitened? &c. not with fear, but with an earnest desire of suffering. (Witham)


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