Daily Bible Readings Friday September 18 2009 24th Week in Ordinary Time
September 18 2009 Friday Twenty Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Saint of the Day – St. Joseph of Cupertino
Official Readings of the Liturgy at – http://www.usccb.org/nab/readings/091809.shtml
1 Timothy 6:2c-12
Haydock New Testament
These things teach, and exhort. If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to that doctrine which is according to piety: He is proud, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and strifes of words: from which arise envies, contentions, blasphemies, evil suspicions, Conflicts of men corrupted in mind, and who are destitute of the truth, supposing gain to be piety.
But piety with sufficiency, is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world: and certainly we can carry nothing out. But having food, and wherewith to be covered, with these we are content. For they who wish to become rich, fall into temptation, and into the snare of the devil, and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For covetousness is the root of all evils; which some desiring, have erred from the faith, and have entangled themselves in many sorrows.
But thou, O man of God, fly these things: and pursue justice, piety, faith, charity, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life whereunto thou art called, and hast confessed a good confession before many witnesses.
Responsorial Psalm 48:6-10, 17-20 (Ps 49 NAB)
DR Challoner Text Only
Why shall I fear in the evil day?
the iniquity of my heel shall encompass me.
They that trust in their own strength,
and glory in the multitude of their riches,
No brother can redeem, nor shall man redeem:
he shall not give to God his ransom,
Nor the price of the redemption of his soul:
and shall labour for ever,
And shall still live unto the end.
Be not thou afraid, when a man shall be made rich,
and when the glory of his house shall be increased.
For when he shall die he shall take nothing away;
nor shall his glory descend with him.
For in his lifetime his soul will be blessed:
and he will praise thee when thou shalt do well to him.
He shall go in to the generations of his fathers:
and he shall never see light.
The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ According to Saint Luke 8:1-3
Haydock New Testament
And it came to pass afterwards, that he travelled through the cities and towns, preaching and evangelizing the kingdom of God: and the twelve with him; And certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary called Magdalene, out of whom seven devils were gone forth, And Joanna, the wife of Chusa, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered unto him of their substance.
Haydock Commentary 1 Timothy 6:2c-12
Notes Copied From Haydock Commentary Site
- Ver. 4. But sick about questions, unprofitable disputes, blasphemies, which may either signify against God, or railing one against another, conflicts, &c. and dissensions of men corrupted in their minds: such is the character and description he gives of those ancient heretics, which applies to heretics in general. Wi.
- Ver. 5. Supposing gain to be piety. The sense is the same, that they make a shew of piety only for gain-sake. Wi.
- Ver. 6. But piety with sufficiency, or when a man hath what is sufficient to support his necessities, is certainly great gain, is accompanied with the most valuable advantages, the treasure of a good conscience, peace of mind, the grace of God, and hereafter a recompense of eternal glory. Wi. — That man is certainly rich, however small his possession, if he desire nothing more below, and aspires eagerly after that blessing above, which alone can fill his heart. Mediocrity is an enviable state; it frees us from the dangers of riches, and from the temptations of extreme poverty: with this lot let us be content. Why should we fix our hearts on the fleeting possessions of the day: we had not them yesterday, and to-morrow they will not be ours; for as we were born so we must die.
Haydock Commentary Luke 8:1-3
- Ver. 2. Mention is made in the gospels, of a woman who was a sinner, (Luke vii.) of Mary of Bethania, the sister of Lazarus, (John xi. and xii. Mark xiv. Matt. xxvi.) and of Mary Magdalene, who followed Jesus from Galilee, and ministered to him. Many think all this to belong to one and the same person: others think these were three distinct persons. See the arguments on both sides in Alban Butler’s Lives of Saints, July 22d; and also more at large in the dissertations upon the three Marys, at the conclusion of the harmony in the Bible de Vence.
- Ver. 3. The wife of Chusa, Herod’s steward. Lit. his procurator, as in the Rheims translation. The Greek signifies one that provides for another, or manages his concerns. The same word is used, Matt. xx. 8. and Gal. iv. 2. Wi. — The Greek word is epitropou. It was the custom of the Jews, says S. Jerom, that pious women should minister of their substance, meat, drink, and clothing, to their teachers going about with them. But as this might have given cause of scandal among the Gentiles, S. Paul mentions that he allowed it not. 1 Cor. ix. 5. 12. They thus ministered to our Lord and his apostles of their worldly substance, from whom they received spiritual riches.
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