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Monday, November 3rd. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Luke 14:12-14.


Monday of the Thirty-first week in Ordinary Time

3 November 2014

“When you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 14:12-14. 

On a sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees. He said to the host who invited him, “When you hold a lunch or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors, in case they may invite you back and you have repayment.
Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind;
blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

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Monday of the Thirty-first week in Ordinary Time

3 November 2014

Commentary of the day

Gregory of Nazianzus

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  Saint Gregory Nazianzen (330-390),

Bishop and Doctor of the Church

On love of the poor, 4-6; PG 35, 863

“You taught your people by these deeds that those who are just must be kind” (Wis 12:19)

The first and the greatest of the commandments, that on which the Law and the prophets are based (Mt 22,40), is love, which it seems to me brings its greatest proof in love of the poor, in tenderness and compassion for one’s neighbor. Nothing gives as much honor to God as mercy, for nothing is  more like him. “Mercy and truth go before him,” (Ps 88[89],15) and he prefers mercy to judgment (Hos 6,6). Nothing attracts the kindness of the Friend of humankind as much as kindness towards humankind (Wis 1:6); his reward is just, he weighs and measures mercy.

We must open our hearts to all who are poor and unhappy, whatever their suffering might be. That is the meaning of the commandment which requires us to “rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” (Rom 12,15) Since we are also human, is it not right and proper for us to be kind towards those who are like us?

©Evangelizo.org 2001-2014

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Monday of the Thirty-first week in Ordinary Time

3 November 2014

Saints of the day

St. Martin de Porres, Religious (1579-1639)

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Religious

(1579-1639)

        Born at Lima in  Peru in 1579 of a native mother and Spanish father, Martin entered the Dominican Order in Lima, where he continued his profession as  medical assistant.

       He lived a life of fasting and prayer and died in 1639.
The Weekday Missal (1975)

©Evangelizo.org 2001-2014

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Monday of the Thirty-first week in Ordinary Time

3 November 2014

Saints of the day

St. Hubert, Bishop (657-727)

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SAINT HUBERT

Bishop
(657-727)

        St. Hubert’s early life is so obscured by popular traditions that we have no authentic account of his actions. He is said to have been passionately addicted to hunting, and was entirely taken up in worldly pursuits. One thing is certain: that he is the patron saint of hunters.

        Moved by divine grace, he resolved to renounce the world. His extraordinary fervor, and the great progress which he made in virtue and learning, strongly recommended him to St. Lambert, Bishop of Maestricht, who ordained him priest, and entrusted him with the principal share in the administration of his diocese.

        That holy prelate being barbarously murdered in 681, St. Hubert was unanimously chosen his successor. With incredible zeal he penetrated into the most remote and barbarous places of Ardenne, and abolished the worship of idols; and, as he performed the office of the apostles, God bestowed on him a like gift of miracles.

        He died in 727, reciting to his last breath the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer.

Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. ed. [1894]

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