Message of the Day: And who is my neighbor?

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“. . . I am troubled by the pangs of rage, of greed, of gloom. I am
drawn to scatter that gentleness which I had embraced as my own.
And so if I am not to be carried off by turbulent rage into
bitterness I must groan mightily and call out, ‘Come to my help, O
God; Lord, hurry to my rescue.'”
– John Cassian, 5th Century –

(Sound advice for troubling times!)

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Gal 1:6-12;    Ps 111:1b-2, 7-8, 9 and 10c;    Lk 10:25-37

R. (5) The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.

I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart
in the company and assembly of the just.
Great are the works of the LORD,
exquisite in all their delights.

The works of his hands are faithful and just;
sure are all his precepts,
Reliable forever and ever,
wrought in truth and equity.

He has sent deliverance to his people;
he has ratified his covenant forever;
holy and awesome is his name.
His praise endures forever.

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– from “Daily Bread”

“And who is my neighbor?”

Jesus might have countered the law scholar’s question with a
rhetorical question of his own: “Who isn’t your neighbor?” Instead,
Jesus tells the intriguing story of the Good Samaritan. As he
describes the compassion, generosity and ongoing concern of
neighborly love, the notion that anyone should be excluded
evaporates. We are led to question whether anyone should be
exempted from the duty to serve those in need; and we know that
millions across the globe live in dire need today. May our love for
God be fervent and so lead us to a healthy balance in self-care,
care for those in our charge, and care for our brothers and sisters
around the world.

“For the grace to be channels of God’s love, we pray.”

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424-5. When we say that He is Son, we indicate His entire origin;
when we say that He spirates the Holy Spirit, we indicate His
entire activity; and the two together designate Him in His
entirety. He is nothing but Spirator as He is nothing but Son, for
in their absolute simplicity the two are strictly identical.

426. Jesus promises Him (the Holy Spirit), sends Him, and gives
Him, for the Spirit is His.


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