Tag Archives: Matthew

Examining Our Produce

Today’s gospel reading is Matthew’s version of the parable of the sower.  I wrote about Mark’s version a while back.  The passages are obviously not identical, but the visual lesson I talked about last time works in either case, I … Continue reading

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“Be Perfect”

Here is an excerpt from the introduction of Holiness is Always in Season by Pope Benedict XVI in which Leonardo Sapienza comments briefly on the last verse of today’s gospel reading: For a Christian, what is true perfection? Christ’s words … Continue reading

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God’s gracious law

We have a tendency sometimes to think about laws, especially God’s law as found in the first five books of the Bible as burdensome.  Yet in today’s first reading and gospel reading, we see this is neither the way the … Continue reading

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The Unforgiving Servant – Lego Style

Today’s gospel reading is the parable of the unforgiving servant.  I thought this was an interesting take (or maybe I’ve just spent too much time on YouTube):

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Leo the Great Exhorts us to Listen to Jesus

In commenting on the Transfiguration, which is the gospel reading for today, Leo the Great says the following: Via the Ancient Christian Devotional (pg. 70)

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Jerome & Matthew 5:23-24 – A Letter to his aunt

Today’s gospel reading is once again from the Sermon on the Mount.  In the midst of the reading we find these words of Jesus: Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has … Continue reading

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God’s Beggars – Augustine on Matthew 7:7-12

Today’s gospel reading is from Matthew 7:7-12, the famous “ask and you shall receive” passage that often gets glibly quoted.  Below an excerpt from Augustine’s sermon on the text.  I am sorry to inform you that according to him it … Continue reading

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