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Sunday, October 30th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Luke 19:1-10.


Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

30 October 2016

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ

“Zacchaeus, come down quickly,

for today I must stay at your house.”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 19:1-10.

At that time, Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town.
Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man,
was seeking to see who Jesus was; but he could not see him because of the crowd, for he was short in stature.
So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus, who was about to pass that way.
When he reached the place, Jesus looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.”
And he came down quickly and received him with joy.
When they all saw this, they began to grumble, saying, “He has gone to stay at the house of a sinner.”
But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor, and if I have extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over.”
And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house because this man too is a descendant of Abraham.
For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.”

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Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

30 October 2016

Philoxenes of Mabbug (?-c.523),

Bishop in Syria
Homily 4, 78-80 (trans. SC 44, p.97)

Zacchaeus discovers the only true good

Our Lord called Zacchaeus out of the sycamore into which he had climbed and, at once, Zacchaeus made haste to come down and welcome him into his house. This is because, even before he had been called, he had hoped to see him and become his disciple. It is something worth admiring that he believed in him before Our Lord had ever spoken to him and before he had seen him with his bodily eyes but merely on the word of others. The faith within him had been kept safe within his ordinary life and soundness of mind. And this faith was made known when he believed in Our Lord at the very moment of learning of his coming. The simplicity of his faith was apparent when he promised to give the half of his goods to the poor and to pay back fourfold whatever he had unjustly taken.

Indeed, if Zacchaeus’ mind had not been filled at that moment with the simplicity that belongs to faith, he could not have made that promise to Jesus and could not have spent and handed over in so little time what he had acquired in so many years of work. Simplicity handed out on all sides what cunning had gathered; purity of soul scattered abroad what duplicity had acquired; and faith renounced what injustice had obtained and possessed and it declared that these things were not its own.

For faith, God is its only good and it refuses to possess any other good together with him. Where faith is concerned, all possessions are of little importance besides that one lasting good which is God. We have taken faith to ourselves so as to find God and possess nothing but Him so that we might see that anything besides of Him is of no value.

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Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

30 October 2016

Saint of the day

St. Marcellus,

Martyr (3rd century)

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SAINT MARCELLUS THE CENTURION
Martyr
(3rd century)

        The birthday of the Emperor Maximian Herculeus, in the year 298, was celebrated with extraordinary feasting and solemnity. Marcellus, a Christian centurion or captain in the legion of Trajan, then posted in Spain, not to defile himself with taking part in those impious abominations, left his company, declaring aloud that he was a soldier of Jesus Christ, the eternal King. He was at once committed to prison.

        When the festival was over, Marcellus was brought before a judge, and, having declared his faith, was sent under a strong guard to Aurelian Agricolaus, vicar to the prefect of the prætorium, who passed sentence of death upon him. St. Marcellus was forthwith led to execution, and beheaded on the 30th of October.

        Cassian, the secretary or notary of the court, refused to write the sentence pronounced against the martyr, because it was unjust. He was immediately hurried to prison, and was beheaded, about a month after, on the 3d of December.

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

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