Friday, October 05, 2007

In today's reading St Paul reminds us how great blessing is to obtain graces from God and how important is to give thanks for God's generosity. In St Matthew Gospel we can admire our Lord gentleness and meekness in rebuking pharisees for so serious accusation against Him. Blessed be the Name of our Lord Jesus for ever!

Daily Reading

1 Cor. 1:4-8

I give thanks to my God always for you, for the grace of God that is given you in Christ Jesus: That in all things you are made rich in him, in all utterance and in all knowledge; As the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you, So that nothing is wanting to you in any grace, waiting for the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ. Who also will confirm you unto the end without crime, in the days of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Mt 9:1-8

And entering into a boat, he passed over the water and came into his own city. And behold they brought to him one sick of the palsy lying in a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the man sick of the palsy: Be of good heart, son, thy sins are forgiven thee. And behold some of the scribes said within themselves: He blasphemeth. And Jesus seeing their thoughts, said: Why do you think evil in your hearts? Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee: or to say, Arise, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, then said he to the man sick of the palsy, Arise, take up thy bed, and go into thy house. And he arose, and went into his house. And the multitude seeing it, feared, and glorified God that gave such power to men.

Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible