Saturday, 3 August 2013

ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Saturday August 3, 2013 Sancti Regularium Canonicorum Agustini A equitatem servare in veritatem Diligire et Spes hominem Inducere In the Epistle on Sunday, St. Paul tells us: I remind you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold it what you preached. If not, would have believed in vain first is through baptism that man receives spiritual ear and the word of faith, which prepares for evangelical preaching. Prior Baptism were deaf, could not talk to God in prayer because we had faith we could not hear the voice of God. But by Baptism we become children of God, we receive sanctifying grace. I remind you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold it what you preached. If not, have believed in vain! *** Paul also warned the Corinthians against those who denied the resurrection of Christ and urges them to persevere in the faith they have received, and to live in accordance with it. Learning to persevere firmly in the Catholic faith, which is the same as Paul preached. *** The beautiful example of humility that the Apostle gives us because of the sins he had committed before his conversion, calling himself one born out of time, the least of the apostles, and not worthy to be called an apostle, although they had worked hard to serve Christ. He attributes to the grace of God he was and what was then. Thus speaks truly humble man: he sees in it nothing but weakness, sin and evil, and therefore despises himself therefore is willing to be despised by others. The good that professes or practices, attributes it to God, to whom we owe all honor. *** No member of the most dangerous and pernicious than the tongue. Language, says the Apostle James, is indeed a little member and boasts great things. See how a little fire kindles the great forest. 's tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is placed among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and fire the course of our birth, that ignited the fire of hell. (. Santiago III, 5-6.). The tongue can no man tame: a restless evil, full of deadly poison. By it we bless God the Father, and therewith curse we men, which are made ​​in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. (Ibid. III. 8-10.) No country, no city, where there is a house, in which the gossips have not caused disputes and conflicts, discord and enmity, envy and slander, seduction and debauchery. A wicked tongue insult to God and his saints, corrupts the divine word, makes an intemperate, unchaste, creating envious and malevolent, in a word, according to the apostle a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue of the serpent beguiled our first parents, and brought misery and death worldwide. (Gen. III.) The language of Judas betrayed Jesus. (Matthew XXVI. 49.) And what is the main cause of the war between peoples, revolts among nations, if not the language of men ambitious, restless, seeking their fortune in war and revolution? How many, in short, have not immersed themselves in abject poverty through their language to be vigilant? How can we control ourselves this dangerous enemy within? Just be careful not to rush to speak according as St. John reminds us, (I. 19). Speaking very little, wisely and considering everything. This not offend, and we will become perfect. (John III. 2. :) As this can not happen without a special grace of God, we have to "beg the divine assistance" (St. Augustine) Do not forget what the Word of the Savior in the Gospel sick: your ears open, his tongue loose. The deaf hears the voice of her Divine Physician and the mute speak with an ease that surprises and enchants all witnessed this great miracle, to the point that Jesus commanded that no one counted. But the more he charged them, the more they proclaimed it. And they marveled greatly and said "Everything has been good, he makes the deaf hear and the mute speak." The admiration and gratitude to the crowd tear an apology noble and beautiful of the Redeemer, as opposed to the murmurs and slanders of the Pharisees: He has done all things well ... This praise is a wonderful praise, worthy only of God . Bene omnia fecit ... admirable praise! We must remember and repeat it often. God is infinitely wise, infinitely good and infinitely powerful: Bene omnia fecit ... After the Creed, we recite the prayer of the Offertory: I will praise you, Lord, for I cry to You and You have healed me. Yes!, Lord, You have done and do well all things ... CRSA p.Giovann

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