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January 3, 2009

Daily Devotions for January 3, 2009

Filed under: Religion-Catholicism — tobinatorstark @ 8:27 pm

1 John 2:29-3:6 (Douay-Rheims Challoner text)

If you know, that he is just, know ye, that every one also, who doth justice, is born of him. Behold what manner of charity the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called, and should be the sons of God. Therefore the world knoweth not us, because it knew not him.  Dearly beloved, we are now the sons of God; and it hath not yet appeared what we shall be. We know, that, when he shall appear, we shall be like to him: because we shall see him as he is.  And every one that hath this hope in him, sanctifieth himself, as he also is holy.  Whosoever committeth sin committeth also iniquity; and sin is iniquity.  And you know that he appeared to take away our sins, and in him there is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him, sinneth not; and whosoever sinneth, hath not seen him, nor known him.

1 Joannis 2:29-3:6 (Biblia Sacra Juxta Vulgatam Clementinam)

Si scitis quoniam justus est, scitote quoniam et omnis, qui facit justitiam, ex ipso natus est. Videte qualem caritatem dedit nobis Pater, ut filii Dei nominemur et simus. Propter hoc mundus non novit nos : quia non novit eum.  Carissimi, nunc filii Dei sumus : et nondum apparuit quid erimus. Scimus quoniam cum apparuerit, similes ei erimus : quoniam videbimus eum sicuti est.  Et omnis qui habet hanc spem in eo, sanctificat se, sicut et ille sanctus est. Omnis qui facit peccatum, et iniquitatem facit : et peccatum est iniquitas.  Et scitis quia ille apparuit ut peccata nostra tolleret : et peccatum in eo non est.  Omnis qui in eo manet, non peccat : et omnis qui peccat, non vidit eum, nec cognovit eum.

Gospel according to St. John 1:29:34 (Ronald Knox Translation)

Next day, John saw Jesus coming towards him; and he said, Look, this is the Lamb of God; look, this is he who takes away the sin of the world. It is of him that I said, One is coming after me who takes rank before me; he was when I was not. I myself did not know who he was, although the very reason why I have come, with my baptism of water, is to make him known to Israel. John also bore witness thus, I saw the Spirit coming down from heaven like a dove, and resting upon him. Till then, I did not know him; but then I remembered what I had been told by the God who sent me to baptize with water. He told me, The man who will baptize with the Holy Spirit is the man on whom you will see the Spirit come down and rest. Now I have seen him, and have borne my witness that this is the Son of God.

Evangelium Secundum Joannem 1:29-34 (Biblia Sacra Juxta Vulgatam Clementinam)

Altera die vidit Joannes Jesum venientem ad se, et ait : Ecce agnus Dei, ecce qui tollit peccatum mundi.  Hic est de quo dixi : Post me venit vir qui ante me factus est : quia prior me erat :  et ego nesciebam eum, sed ut manifestetur in Israël, propterea veni ego in aqua baptizans.  Et testimonium perhibuit Joannes, dicens : Quia vidi Spiritum descendentem quasi columbam de cælo, et mansit super eum.  Et ego nesciebam eum : sed qui misit me baptizare in aqua, ille mihi dixit : Super quem videris Spiritum descendentem, et manentem super eum, hic est qui baptizat in Spiritu Sancto.  Et ego vidi : et testimonium perhibui quia hic est Filius Dei.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 408

The consequences of original sin and of all men’s personal sins put the world as a whole in the sinful condition aptly described in St. John’s expression, “the sin of the world”. This expression can also refer to the negative influence exerted on people by communal situations and social structures that are the fruit of men’s sins.

Catechismum Catholicae Ecclesiae 408

Consequentiae peccati originalis et omnium personalium peccatorum hominum conferunt mundo, in eius complexu, peccatricem condicionem, quae sancti Ioannis potest expressione denotari: « peccatum mundi » (Io 1,29). Per hanc expressionem etiam negativus significatur influxus quem condiciones communitariae et structurae sociales, quae peccatorum hominum sunt fructus, super personas exercent.

Notes on 1 John 2:29-3:6 (Douay-Rheims Challoner text)

4 “Iniquity”… transgression of the law.

Notes on St. John 1:29-34 (Haydock Bible Commentary)

Ver. 29. When she had heard. In the Greek text, when she had seen; as if she also saw the angel, as St. Ambrose observed. (Witham)

Ver. 31. It may perhaps in the first instance of reflection, appear shocking to our ideas, that a God should dwell in a human body; but does not the sun emit its rays into all kinds of places, without any detriment to its purity? How much more would the Sun of justice, assuming a most pure body, formed of the purest blood of the spotless Virgin, not only remain free from every the least stain himself, but even impart additional sanctity to his virgin Mother. (St. Thomas Aquinas)

Ver. 32. He … shall be called; i.e. according to the style of the Scriptures, he shall truly be the Son of God. (Witham)

Ver. 33. Those are here called of the house of Jacob, who out of the multitude of the Jews believed in Christ. This is conformable to that text of St. Paul: All are not Israelites that are of Israel, but the children of the promise are accounted for the seed. (Romans ix. 6, 8.) (St. Chrysostom, hom. vii. on S. Matt.) — And of his kingdom there shall be no end: which clearly shews it was not to be a temporal, but a spiritual and an eternal kingdom. (Witham)

Ver. 34. How shall this be done? She only asks about the manner. — Because I know not man.[6] This answer, as St. Augustine takes notice, would have been to no purpose, had she not made a vow to God to live always a virgin. (Witham) — Listen to the words of this pure Virgin. The angel tells her she shall conceive; but she insists upon her virginity, holding her purity in higher estimation than the promised dignity. (St. Gregory of Nyssa.) — She did not doubt the truth of what the angel said, (as Calvin impiously maintained) but she wished it might not happen to the prejudice of her vowed virginity. (St. Ambrose, St. Augustine, Ven. Bede, Theophylactus, &c. &c.)

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