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Archive for September, 2009

Trinity 15 Notes – Matthew 6:24-34

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Church Fathers No man can serve two masters. To clarify this statement our blessed Lord continued: For he will detest the first and resent the second. The words must be applied correctly. Who the two masters are Jesus immediately indicated: You cannot serve God and mammon. The Phoenicians used practically the same idiom, since in […]

Trinity 13 – Luke 10:23-37

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Saint Luke leaves us hanging at the end of today’s Holy Gospel. Jesus asks the lawyer Which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves? The lawyer answers He who showed mercy […]

Stoeckhardt on Trinity 13 – Luke 10:23-37

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Famous men, benefactors of humanity who lived and died long ago have been represented to us in word, books, accounts, so that we are able, as it were, to examine them with our eyes, to take hold of them with our hands. But yet it is merely a mental image without life and reality. With […]

Walther on Trinity 13 – Luke 10:23-37

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Many people, even the heathen, have shamed their enemy through generous kindness. But where is the man who can say: I love my enemy as I love my friend? All Christians have done that. They always conquer their hatred against their enemies, and lovingly embrace them. But where is the person who can say, that […]

Gerhard on Trinity 13 – Luke 10:23-37

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

We should, therefore, bewail our own love of created things while we neglect their creator. All created things lead us to God’s love. They give man the best that they have, for they were created for man. Man himself was created for the sake of the Lord God; therefore, it is fitting to give Him […]