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October 24, 2008

Daily Devotions for October 26, 2008

Filed under: Religion-Catholicism — tobinatorstark @ 4:02 pm

Exodus 22:20-26 (Douay-Rheims Challoner text)

And Moses said to the people: Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that the dread of him might be in you, and you should not sin. And the Lord said to Moses: Thus shalt thou say to the children of Israel: You have seen that I have spoken to you from heaven. You shall not make gods of silver, nor shall you make to yourselves gods of gold. You shall make an altar of earth unto me, and you shall offer upon it your holocausts and peace offerings, your sheep and oxen, in every place where the memory of my name shall be: I will come to thee, and will bless thee. And if thou make an altar of stone unto me, thou shalt not build it of hewn stones: for if thou lift up a tool upon it, it shall be defiled. Thou shalt not go up by steps unto my altar, lest thy nakedness be discovered.


Exodus 22:20-26 (Bibila Sacra Juxta Vulgatam Clementinam)

Qui immolat diis, occidetur, præterquam Domino soli. Advenam non contristabis, neque affliges eum : advenæ enim et ipsi fuistis in terra Ægypti. Viduæ et pupillo non nocebitis. Si læseritis eos, vociferabuntur ad me, et ego audiam clamorem eorum : et indignabitur furor meus, percutiamque vos gladio, et erunt uxores vestræ viduæ, et filii vestri pupilli. Si pecuniam mutuam dederis populo meo pauperi qui habitat tecum, non urgebis eum quasi exactor, nec usuris opprimes. Si pignus a proximo tuo acceperis vestimentum, ante solis occasum reddes ei.


1 Thessalonians 1:5-10 (Douay-Rheims Challoner text)

For our gospel hath not been unto you in word only, but in power also, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much fulness, as you know what manner of men we have been among you for your sakes. And you became followers of us, and of the Lord; receiving the word in much tribulation, with joy of the Holy Ghost: So that you were made a pattern to all that believe in Macedonia and in Achaia. For from you was spread abroad the word of the Lord, not only in Macedonia, and in Achaia, but also in every place, your faith which is towards God, is gone forth, so that we need not to speak any thing. For they themselves relate of us, what manner of entering in we had unto you; and how you turned to God from idols, to serve the living and true God. And to wait for his Son from heaven (whom he raised up from the dead,) Jesus, who hath delivered us from the wrath to come.


1 Thessalonicensses 1:5-10 (Biblia Sacra Juxta Vulgatam Clementinam)

quia Evangelium nostrum non fuit ad vos in sermone tantum, sed et in virtute, et in Spiritu Sancto, et in plenitudine multa, sicut scitis quales fuerimus in vobis propter vos. Et vos imitatores nostri facti estis, et Domini, excipientes verbum in tribulatione multa, cum gaudio Spiritus Sancti: ita ut facti sitis forma omnibus credentibus in Macedonia, et in Achaia. A vobis enim diffamatus est sermo Domini, non solum in Macedonia, et in Achaia, sed et in omni loco fides vestra, quæ est ad Deum, profecta est ita ut non sit nobis necesse quidquam loqui. Ipsi enim de nobis annuntiant qualem introitum habuerimus ad vos : et quomodo conversi estis ad Deum a simulacris, servire Deo vivo, et vero, et exspectare Filium ejus de cælis (quem suscitavit a mortuis) Jesum, qui eripuit nos ab ira ventura.


Gospel According to St. Matthew 22:34-40 (Ronald Knox Translation)

On that day, too, he was approached with a question by the Sadducees, men who say that there is no resurrection; Master, they said, Moses told us, If a man leaves no children when he dies, his brother shall marry the widow by right of kinship, and beget children in the dead brother’s name. We had seven brothers once in our country, of whom the first died, a married man without issue, bequeathing his wife to the second. And the same befell the second brother, and then the third, and in the end all seven, the woman dying last of all. And now, when the dead rise again, which of the seven will be her husband, since she was wife to them all? Jesus answered them, You are wrong; you do not understand the scriptures, or what is the power of God. When the dead rise again, there is no marrying and giving in marriage; they are as the angels in heaven are. But now, in the matter of the resurrection, did you never read what God himself said: I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? Yet it is of living men, not of dead men, that he is God. This the multitude heard, and were amazed by his teaching.


Evangelium Secundum Matthaues 22:34-40 (Biblia Sacra Juxta Vulgatam Clementinam)

Pharisæi autem audientes quod silentium imposuisset sadducæis, convenerunt in unum :et interrogavit eum unus ex eis legis doctor, tentans eum :Magister, quod est mandatum magnum in lege ? Ait illi Jesus : Diliges Dominum Deum tuum ex toto corde tuo, et in tota anima tua, et in tota mente tua. Hoc est maximum, et primum mandatum. 39 Secundum autem simile est huic : Diliges proximum tuum, sicut teipsum. In his duobus mandatis universa lex pendet, et prophetæ.


Catechism of the Catholic Church 1824

Fruit of the Spirit and fullness of the Law, charity keeps the commandments of God and his Christ: “Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love.”


Catechismum Catholicae Ecclesiae 1824

Caritas, fructus Spiritus et plenitudo Legis, Dei et Eius Christi servat mandata. « Manete in dilectione mea. Si praecepta mea servaveritis, manebitis in dilectione mea


Notes on Exodus 22:20-26 (Haydock Bible Commentary)

Ver. 20. Death. Hebrew, “shall be anathema,” (erom) which denotes utter destruction both of the person and of his goods. (Jonathan) (1 Kings xv. 3.)

Ver. 21. Were strangers. The Celtes punished with death the murderer of a stranger, which they only banished him who murdered a citizen. (Calmet)

Ver. 24. Fatherless. Thus God will retaliate upon the oppressors of the poor. (Haydock)

Ver. 25. Poor. Such are often most in want. Usury is not lawful, even with respect to the rich. The Hebrew terms it a bite. (Menochius) — “What is usury, said Cato, but to kill a man.” The Romans required thieves to restore double, but usurers were to render four times as much as they had taken. (Varro Rustic. i.) — Restitution is prescribed, 2 Esdras v. 11. Some Calvinists have stood up in its defence, in opposition to the Scriptures, fathers, and Councils of the Catholic Church. Lend, hoping to gain nothing by it, Luke vi. 35. “Let him who loves money,.…lend (in the persons of the poor) to Him who says, Give, and it shall be given to you.” (St. Leo, ser.) The Jews themselves have reprobated usury in any use. (Calmet)


Notes on 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10 (Haydock Bible Commentary)

Ver. 5. In power. The sense is, I have preached the gospel to you, not only in words of persuasion, but have proved it by the power of miracles, in much fulness, or in great abundance. I have also taught you the gospel not by my words only, but by my actions; for you know what kind of a life I led among you. I had no interest but in gaining your souls. And I rejoice to hear you have received it in much power, by the Holy Ghost working within you. (Haydock) — And in much fulness.[1] Some would have the Greek word to signify in a full assurance; but in the style of the New Testament, it may as well signify a fulness, or plentitude. (Witham)

Ver. 8. From you was spread abroad the word.[2] The Greek, was sounded about.In every place. In very many places. (Witham)

[1] Ver. 5. In plenitudine multa, Greek: en plerophria polle. See Luke i.

[2] Ver. 8. Diffamatus est, Greek: exechetai. Insonuit, St. Chrysostom says, (Greek: log. b. p. 166.) Greek: delon oti osper salpiggos, instar Tubæ.


Notes on St. Matthew 22:34-40 (Haydock Bible Commentary)

Ver. 34. The Pharisees heard that he had silenced their adversaries, the Sadducees, &c. Some of them, says St. Luke, (xx. 39.) applauded him, saying, Master, thou hast said well. (Witham) — The Pharisees assembled themselves together, that they might confound him by their numbers, whom they could not by their arguments. Wherefore they said one to another: let one speak for all, and all speak by one, that if one be reduced to silence, he alone may appear to be refuted; and, if he is victorious, we may all appear conquerors. Hence it is said, And one of them, a doctor of the law, (St. Chrysostom) asked him, tempting him, if he were really possessed of that wisdom and that knowledge which people so much admired in him. (Bible de Vence)

Ver. 40. On these two, &c. Whereby it is evident that all dependeth not upon faith only, though faith be the first, but much more upon charity, which is the love of God and of our neighbour, and which is the sum of all the law and the prophets; because he that hath this double charity, expressed here by these two principal commandments, fulfilleth all that is commanded in the law and the prophets. (Bristow)

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