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October 23, 2008

Daily Devotions for October 24, 2008

Filed under: Religion-Catholicism — tobinatorstark @ 8:50 pm

Ephesians 4:1-6 (Douay-Rheims Challoner text)

I therefore, a prisoner in the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called, With all humility and mildness, with patience, supporting one another in charity. Careful to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. One body and one Spirit; as you are called in one hope of your calling. One Lord, one faith, one baptism.  One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in us all.

Ephesios 4:1-6 (Biblia Sacra Juxta Vulgatam Clementinam)

Obsecro itaque vos ego vinctus in Domino, ut digne ambuletis vocatione, qua vocati estis, cum omni humilitate, et mansuetudine, cum patientia, sup portantes invicem in caritate, solliciti servare unitatem Spiritus in vinculo pacis. Unum corpus, et unus Spiritus, sicut vocati estis in una spe vocationis vestræ. Unus Dominus, una fides, unum baptisma. Unus Deus et Pater omnium, qui est super omnes, et per omnia, et in omnibus nobis.

Gospel According to St. 12:54-59 (Ronald Knox Translation)

And he said to the multitudes, When you find a cloud rising out of the west, you say at once. There is rain coming, and so it does; when you find the south-west wind blowing, you say. It will be hot, and so it is. Poor fools, you know well enough how to interpret the face of land and sky; can you not interpret the times you live in? Does not your own experience teach you to make the right decision? If one has a claim against you, and you are going with him to the magistrate, then do your utmost, while you are still on the road, to be quit of his claim; or it may be he will drag you into the presence of the judge, and the judge will hand you over to his officer, and the officer will cast you into prison. Be sure of this, you will find no discharge from it until you have paid the last farthing

Evangelium Secundum Lucam 12:54-59

Dicebat autem et ad turbas : Cum videritis nubem orientem ab occasu, statim dicitis : Nimbus venit : et ita fit. Et cum austrum flantem, dicitis : Quia æstus erit : et fit. Hypocritæ ! faciem cæli et terræ nostis probare : hoc autem tempus quomodo non probatis ? quid autem et a vobis ipsis non judicatis quod justum est ? Cum autem vadis cum adversario tuo ad principem, in via da operam liberari ab illo, ne forte trahat te ad judicem, et judex tradat te exactori, et exactor mittat te in carcerem. Dico tibi, non exies inde, donec etiam
novissimum minutum reddas.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1454

The reception of this sacrament ought to be prepared for by an examination of conscience made in the light of the Word of God. the passages best suited to this can be found in the moral catechesis of the Gospels and the apostolic Letters, such as the Sermon on the Mount and the apostolic teachings.

Catechismum Catholicae Ecclesiae 1454

Oportet huius sacramenti receptionem per examen conscientiae factum sub lumine Verbi Dei praeparare. Aptissimi textus ad hoc sunt in Decalogo quaerendi atque in Evangeliorum et Epistularum apostolicarum morali catechesi: in sermone montano, in apostolicis doctrinis

Notes on Ephesians 4:1-6 (Haydock Bible Commentary)

Ver. 1. Here begins the second part of this epistle, in which he exhorts them to the practice of Christian virtues. (Witham)

Ver. 4. In one hope of your vocation. The three great reasons that we have to love one another are contained in this verse, because we have but one body, of which Christ is the head. We are all animated by the same spirit, viz. the Holy Ghost, who is given to us all, and we all live in the same hope of eternal happiness. (Calmet)

Ver. 5. This contains some more reasons why Christians should love one another. We are all servants of the same God, believe the same mysteries, and receive the same sacraments, whoever may be the dispenser of them. — One faith. As rebellion is the bane of commonwealths and kingdoms, and peace and concord the preservation of the same; so is schism, and diversity of faith or fellowship in the service of God, the calamity of the Church: and peace, unity, and uniformity, the special blessing of God therein. St. Cyprian, in his book on the unity of the Church, writeth thus: “One Church, for one is my dove. This unity of the Church, he that holdeth not, doth he think he holdeth the faith? He that withstandeth or resisteth the Church, he that resisteth Peter’s chair, upon which the Church was built, doth he trust that he is in the Church?” And again, Ep. xl. “There is one God, and one Christ, and one Church, and one chair, by our Lord’s voice founded upon Peter. To set up another altar, or to constitute another priesthood, besides the one altar and the one priesthood, is impossible. Whosever gathereth elsewhere scattereth. It is adulterous, it is impious, it is sacrilegious, whatsoever is instituted by man to the breach of God’s disposition. Get ye far from such men: they are blind, and leaders of the blink.” St. Hilary also applies this text against the Arians thus: “Perilous and miserable is it that there are now among them as many faiths as wills, and as many doctrines as manners; whilst modes of faith are written as men will, or as they will, so are understood. Whereas the one truth teaches there is but one God, one Lord, one baptism, and also one faith: hence whilst more faiths are made, they begin by falling from that which is the only faith, and end in having no faith at all.” (St. Hilary, lib. ad Constantium Augustum.)

Notes on St. Luke 12:54-59 (Haydock Bible Commentary)

Ver. 54. In these words he reproaches them, that they knew well enough how to judge of the weather by the appearance of the heavens; but were ignorant how to distinguish the times: i.e. could not discern that the time marked by the prophets, for the coming of the Messias, was accomplished. In Palestine, the Mediterranean Sea, which was to the west, was accustomed to send clouds and rain; and the south winds, which came from Arabia and Egypt, very warm countries, caused dryness and heat. (Calmet)


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