Archive for 'Dignity'

Swearing

Matthew 5: 33-37 2 Cor.5: 14-21 / Psa 103 I tell you, do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. (Matthew 5:34-35) Grant me grace, Lord, my tongue restrain […]

God Blesses His Laborers

Matthew 13:54-58 Gen 1:26—2:3 / Psa 90 Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? (Matthew 13:55) Lest we degrade the humble worker, This special day please remember God, our Lord and Almighty Maker Became a lowly carpenter. Coming to His hometown, Jesus began to teach the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this […]

Taking Oaths

Matthew 5: 33-37 1 Kgs 19: 19-21/ Ps 16 But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is His footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. (Matthew 5:35) Lord, restrain our tongues […]

Massacre of the Innocents

Matthew 2: 13-18 1 Jn 1:5—2:2 / Ps 124 A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more. (Matthew 2:18) Innocents continue to be slain — In mothers’ wombs, and in streets at night. As innocent must we still […]

In His Image and Likeness

John 10: 31-42 Jer 20:10-13 / Ps 18 . . . believe the works, so that you may understand that the Father is in me, and I am in the Father. (John 10:38) To each person reverence is due, As everyone’s image is divine. All our words and actions must be true, As our image […]