Archive for 'Prudence'

When Silence is not Golden

Luke 14: 1-6 Rom 9: 1-5 / Ps 147 Who among you, if your son or ox falls into a well would not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day? (Luke 14:5) Woe to those who do not listen, But worse for those who do not speak To declare what Christ has spoken: God’s […]

The Paradox of Wealth

Matthew 19: 23-30 Jgs 6:11-24a / Ps 85:9,11-14 Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 19:23) If giving’s rare when most have less, It doesn’t mean that life’s unfair. For those who care our God will bless The little that they […]

Mary, Mother of God

Luke 2: 16-21 Num 6:22-27 / Psa 67 / Gal 4: 4-7 Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. (Luke 2:19) Why be afraid of days to come? Let FAITH in GOD drive out our fear! We may lose some, but we’ll win some But with HOPE we’ll begin this […]

Mammon Vs. True Riches

Luke 16: 9-15 Rom 16:3-9.16.22-27 / Ps 145 If then you have not been trustworthy with dishonest wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? (Luke 16:11) To win the confidence of friends We take the path of integrity; But the greatest reward depends On our prudence and fidelity. “And I tell you, make […]

For Lack of Vigilance, Disaster Strikes

Matthew 24: 42-51 1 Thes 3:7-13/Ps 90:3-4,12-14,17 Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. (Matthew 24:42) Be vigilant in all your ways, Evil lurks Like a hungry lion; A man who goes off ill-prepared Invites disaster to be preyed on. Jesus said, “Be sure of this: if […]

Lessons in Humility and Forgiveness

Matthew 5:20-26 2 Cor 3:15–4:1.3-6 / Ps 85:9-14 . . . leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come back and offer your gift. (Matthew 5:23-24) Lord, I bring my case to Your altar, Pray, how does one love his enemy? Despite his faults, love […]