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Trinity 20 – Matthew 22:1-14

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit They were not willing to come. They made light of it and went their ways. Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment? For many are called, but few are chosen. Harsh words from our Lord’s […]

Gerhard on Trinity 20 – Matthew 22:1-14

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

But what is to be understood by the wedding? It is, of course, the Christian Church here on earth and every true member in it; and every believing soul is called Christ’s bride, as evidenced in the Song of Solomon and other places in Scripture. Therefore, it is not amiss to understand this wedding as […]

Trinity 19 – Matthew 9:1-8

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit The answer is “YES!” What is the question you ask? Which is easier, to say, “Your sins are forgiven you,” or to say, “Arise and walk”? Jesus Christ forgives sins and raises the lame. He does so not merely […]

Trinity 19 Notes – Matthew 9:1-8

Monday, October 12th, 2009

The outward cure of the paralytic was both the image and the proof of the cure of his soul, which previously had been in a state of moral paralysis; but he himself represented another sufferer, i.e., the human race, which for ages had been a victim to the palsy of sin (Dom Prosper Gueranger, “The […]

Trinity 17

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Gospel: Luke 14:1-11 “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” +inj+ To exalt yourself is to measure everything by what pleases you.  To exalt yourself is to be proud. Pride seeks everything — including heaven, and God Himself — on one’s own terms. Humility seeks everything — especially […]