Saturday, November 10, 2018

Pope Saint Leo the Great, Doctor of the Church (d. 461)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 33 Personal Possessions in the Monastery
Mass: Ph 4:10-19; Resp Ps 112; Lk 16:9-15

I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me.

I think about Thursday's Gospel account from St Luke where the Pharisees and scribes began to complain. Today, the Pharisees are sneering. Oh my. Jesus has this to say to them and to us: You justify yourselves in the sight of others, but God knows your hearts; for what is of human esteem is an abomination in the sight of God.

Cling inseparably to eternal treasures but things temporal we must use like passers-by, that as we are sojourners hastening to return to our own land, all the good things of this world which meet us may be as aids on the way, not snares to detain us.
(Pope St Leo the Great, Sermon 90)


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