where 'their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched
Archive for September 2012
But his deeds I think you know better than I could tell you; for, as is read in his Passion, no one doubts that, rising every night from his noble bed, with bare feet and only one chamberlain, he went around to God’s churches and gave alms generously to widows, orphans, those in prison and afflicted by every difficulty, so much so that he was considered, not a prince, but the father of all the wretched.
Vanity of Vanties!
Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.
Taking a child, he placed it in the their midst, and putting his arms around it, he said to them, "Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me."
Mary is the model of pro-life work.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
We played the flute for you, but you did not dance. We sang a dirge, but you did not weep.'
When the Lord saw her, he was moved with pity for her and said to her, "Do not weep."
When Jesus heard this he was amazed at him and, turning, said to the crowd following him, "I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith."
Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.
We adore you O Christ and we bless you, for by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.
Jesus prayed all night before creating the apostles. We could probably do better to stop and pray before making important decisions.
"Stretch out your hand." He did so and his hand was restored.
The eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared; then will the lame leap like a stag, then the tongue of the mute will sing.
Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ.
No one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled, and the skins will be ruined. Rather, new wine must be poured into fresh wineskins. And no one who has been drinking old wine desires new, for he says, 'The old is good.'"
"Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch."
This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts.