Archive for 'Charity'

Against Avarice = Alms for Atonement

Luke 11: 37-41 Rom 1: 16-25 / Psa 19:2-5 …give alms, and behold, everything will be clean for you. (Luke 11:41) No laws or rites can make us clean If deep within lies cupidity. What washes off the stain of sin Is when we practice true charity. After Jesus had spoken, a Pharisee invited Him […]

Charity Saves Souls

Matthew 19: 16-22 Jdgs 2:11-19 / Psa 106 If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me. (Matthew 19:21-22) Poverty now plagues our nation, And yet many don’t seem to care; For the sake of your salvation, […]

Correcting an Offender

Matthew 18:15-20 Deut 34:1-12/Psa 66 If your brother sins, go and point out his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won over your brother. (Matthew 18:1) Resolve conflicts without enmity, More than justice employ charity; Look for ways where we can all agree For the sake of […]

On the Eve of Advent

Luke 21: 34-36 Rv 22: 1-7/ Ps 95: 1-7 Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man. (Luke 21:36) Come let us sing in jubilation To the Rock of our salvation; But for Him let us […]

Being Prepared

Luke 12: 35-38           Eph 2:12-22 / Psa 85     Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. (Luke 12:35-36)     Blessed are […]

Cleaned by Almsgiving

Luke 11: 37-41 Gal 5:1–6 / Psa 119 But as to what is within, give alms, and behold, everything will be clean for you. (Luke 11:41) No laws or rites can make us clean If our faith’s like a Pharisee What cleans us from the stain of sin Is when we practice charity. After Jesus […]