Tag Archives: Sermon on the Mount

“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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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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The Lord’s Prayer (Song)

I wanted to try a little change of pace this morning.  The gospel reading for today is the Lord’s Prayer or Our Father.  But, I wanted to just provide an opportunity for meditation.  So, I’m posting this video of the … Continue reading

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