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October 28, 2008

Daily Devotions for October 29, 2008

Filed under: Religion-Catholicism — tobinatorstark @ 8:56 pm

Ephesians 6:1-9 (Douay-Rheims Challoner text)

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is just.  Honour thy father and thy mother, which is the first commandment with a promise: That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest be long lived upon earth.  And you, fathers, provoke not your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and correction of the Lord. Servants, be obedient to them that are your lords according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the simplicity of your heart, as to Christ: Not serving to the eye, as it were pleasing men, but, as the servants of Christ doing the will of God from the heart, With a good will serving, as to the Lord, and not to men. Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man shall do, the same shall he receive from the Lord, whether he be bond, or free. And you, masters, do the same things to them, forbearing threatenings, knowing that the Lord both of them and you is in heaven; and there is no respect of persons with him.

Ephesios 6:1-9 (Biblia Sacra Juxta Vulgatam Clementinam)

Filii, obedite parentibus vestris in Domino : hoc enim justum est. Honora patrem tuum, et matrem tuam, quod est mandatum primum in promissione:ut bene sit tibi, et sis longævus super terram. Et vos patres, nolite ad iracundiam provocare filios vestros : sed educate illos in disciplina et correptione Domini Servi, obedite dominis carnalibus cum timore et tremore, in simplicitate cordis vestri, sicut Christo :non ad oculum servientes, quasi hominibus placentes, sed ut servi Christi, facientes voluntatem Dei ex animo, cum bona voluntate servientes, sicut Domino, et non hominibus :scientes quoniam unusquisque quodcumque fecerit bonum, hoc recipiet a Domino, sive servus, sive liber. Et vos domini, eadem facite illis, remittentes minas : scientes quia et illorum et vester Dominus est in cælis : et personarum acceptio non est apud eum.

Gospel According to St. Luke 13:22-30 (Ronald Knox Translation)

And so he went through the cities and villages teaching, and making his journey towards Jerusalem. There was a man that said to him. Lord, is it only a few that are to be saved? Whereupon he said to them: Fight your way in at the narrow door; I tell you, there are many who will try and will not be able to enter. When the master of the house has gone in and has shut the door, you will fall to beating on the door as you stand without, and saying, Lord, open to us. But this will be his answer, I know nothing of you, nor whence you come. Thereupon you will fall to protesting, We have eaten and drunk in your presence; you have taught in our streets. But he will say, I tell you, I know nothing of you, nor whence you come; depart from me, you that traffic in iniquity. Weeping shall be there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets within God’s kingdom, while you yourselves are cast out. Others will come from the east and the west, the north and the south, to take their ease in the kingdom of God. And indeed, there are some who are last, and shall then be first, some who are first, and shall then be last.

Evangelium Secundum Lucam 13:22-30 (Biblia Sacra Juxta Vulgatam Clementinam)

Et ibat per civitates et castella, docens, et iter faciens in Jerusalem. Ait autem illi quidam : Domine, si pauci sunt, qui salvantur ? Ipse autem dixit ad illos : Contendite intrare per angustam portam : quia multi, dico vobis, quærent intrare, et non poterunt. Cum autem intraverit paterfamilias, et clauserit ostium, incipietis foris stare, et pulsare ostium, dicentes : Domine, aperi nobis : et respondens dicet vobis : Nescio vos unde sitis :tunc incipietis dicere : Manducavimus coram te, et bibimus, et in plateis nostris docuisti. Et dicet vobis : Nescio vos unde sitis : discedite a me omnes operarii iniquitatis.Ibi erit fletus et stridor dentium : cum videritis Abraham, et Isaac, et Jacob, et omnes prophetas in regno Dei, vos autem expelli foras. Et venient ab oriente, et occidente, et aquilone, et austro, et accumbent in regno Dei. Et ecce sunt novissimi qui erunt primi, et sunt primi qui erunt novissimi

Catechism of the Catholic Church 2217

As long as a child lives at home with his parents, the child should obey his parents in all that they ask of him when it is for his good or that of the family. “Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.” Children should also obey the reasonable directions of their teachers and all to whom their parents have entrusted them. But if a child is convinced in conscience that it would be morally wrong to obey a particular order, he must not do so.  As they grow up, children should continue to respect their parents. They should anticipate their wishes, willingly seek their advice, and accept their just admonitions. Obedience toward parents ceases with the emancipation of the children; not so respect, which is always owed to them. This respect has its roots in the fear of God, one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Cathechismum Catholicae Ecclesiae 2217

Quamdiu filius in parentum habitat domicilio, omni parentum debet oboedire postulationi quae suum bonum vel illud familiae quaerit. « Filii, oboedite parentibus per omnia, hoc enim placitum est in Domino » (Col 3,20). Filii etiam rationabilibus praescriptionibus suorum educatorum oboedire tenentur atque illorum omnium quibus parentes eos concrediderunt. Sed si filius est in conscientia persuasus, moraliter malum esse tali oboedire praecepto, ne illud sequatur

Notes on Ephesians 6:1-9 (Haydock Bible Commentary)

Ver. 2. With a promise. This commandment being delivered with a special promise of a long life, which promise is to be understood conditionally, especially in regard to Christians, i.e. unless it be a greater favour to be taken out of the world young. (Witham)

Ver. 5. Your carnal; temporal masters, whether Christians or heathens. (Witham)

Ver. 6. Not serving to the eye; to please men only, but to do the will of God. (Witham)

Ver. 9. Forbearing threatenings; forbearing, and remitting the punishments which you might perhaps threaten them with, and they deserve. (Witham)

Notes on St. Luke 13:22-30 (Haydock Bible Commentary)

Ver. 24. Shall seek, &c. Shall desire to be saved; but for want of taking sufficient pains, and not being thoroughly in earnest, shall not attain to it. (Challoner) — Our Lord answers here in the affirmative: viz. that the number of those who are saved, is very small, for a few only can enter by the narrow gate. Therefore does he say, according to St. Matthew, (Chap. vii.) Narrow is the way that leadeth to life, and few there are that enter therein. This does not contradict what is said in the 8th chapter of St. Matthew: That many shall come from the east, and sit down in the kingdom of God; for many indeed shall join the blessed company of the angels, but when considered with the number of the slain, they will appear but few. (St. Augustine, serm. xxxii. de Verb. Dei.)

Ver. 25. When the Almighty casts any off, he is said not to know them: in the same manner as a lover of truth may be said not to know how to tell a falsehood, being withheld powerfully from it by his love of truth. (St. Gregory, mor. chap. 8.)

Ver. 26. These words are addressed particularly to the Jews, because Christ was born of them according to the flesh, eat and drank with them, and taught publicly in their streets; but they apply to us Christians also, for we eat the body of Christ, and drink his blood, when each day we approach the mystical table, and we hear him teaching us in the streets of our souls. (Theophylactus) — Many very fervent at the beginning afterwards grow lukewarm; and many, though at first frozen, have suddenly glowed with virtue; many, who in this world were contemned, have received glory in the next; while others, in honour amongst men, have passed to eternal torments. (Ven. Bede)


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