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Articles Archive for June 2009

God Loves A Cheerful Giver
Wednesday, 17 Jun, 2009 – 20:53 | One Comment
God Loves A Cheerful Giver

Yesterday, we began reading passages from 2 Corinthians 8. Today, we read from 2 Corinthians 9 which is a follow-up letter. In chapter 8, we find Paul telling the Corinthians to prepare their collection; …

Maintaining a Fair Balance
Wednesday, 17 Jun, 2009 – 4:59 | No Comment
Maintaining a Fair Balance

See the following articles about Paul’s solicitation letters (2 Corinthians 8:1–9:15)
God Loves a Cheerful Giver An overview of 2 Corinthians 8–9
Let Generosity be a Proof of your Love  A discussion of 2 Corinthians 8:1–15
 
2 Corinthians …

Open Yourselves To Us
Monday, 15 Jun, 2009 – 21:54 | No Comment
Open Yourselves To Us

Paul continues his appeal for reconciliation with the Corinthians. It is possible that with the good news Titus brought about the Corinthians, there was also some concern from this latter about Paul’s state of …

Reconcile with God
Saturday, 13 Jun, 2009 – 1:23 | No Comment
Reconcile with God

This particular selection from Paul is going to be read in a shorter form for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  Go to the article here. 
The Gospel selection is from Matthew 5:33–37 and is about …

The Minister and the Paschal Mystery
Friday, 12 Jun, 2009 – 15:04 | 2 Comments
The Minister and the Paschal Mystery

Until this point, Paul has been talking about his sincerity and boldness deriving from the new covenant. This sincerity and transparency — which exposes him to the gaze of the Corinthians — is due to …

The Glory Shining on the Face of Christ
Thursday, 11 Jun, 2009 – 8:00 | No Comment
The Glory Shining on the Face of Christ

The discourse about the fading glory shining on the face of Moses continues here. It will end in 4:6 where Paul points to the real glory: the one that shines in the face of Christ. …

Paul’s Boasting
Wednesday, 10 Jun, 2009 – 8:00 | No Comment
Paul’s Boasting

It is not rare in his letters that Paul “boasts”. In fact, in 2 Corinthians one would find Paul “boasting” quite a number of times, i.e., he puts forward his credentials as an apostle. This …

God’s Yes and Our Amen
Tuesday, 9 Jun, 2009 – 20:00 | One Comment
God’s Yes and Our Amen

We continue our reading of the reconciliatory letter of Paul, a letter he wrote as a response to the good news that Titus brings to him from Corinth. We have already explained the circumstances that …

2 Corinthians in the Weekday Masses
Monday, 8 Jun, 2009 – 8:00 | No Comment
2 Corinthians in the Weekday Masses

From June 8-20 (2 weeks) we are going to read parts of 2 Corinthians. The series will be broken on June 11 and 19 because of two feasts, the one of St. Barnabas, and the …

The Revelations of Raphael
Saturday, 6 Jun, 2009 – 22:37 | No Comment
The Revelations of Raphael

Finally, at the end of the story, the revelation. As Tobit tells his son to pay his travel guide, Raphael himself comes up to tell them who he is. He has heard how Tobit blesses …

Tobiah Returns
Friday, 5 Jun, 2009 – 8:00 | No Comment
Tobiah Returns

Once more we jump chapters and now we find Tobias and Raphael (Azarias) returning from Ecbatana to the house of Tobit where the mother has been waiting anxiously for the return of her son. We …

A Catechism on Marriage
Thursday, 4 Jun, 2009 – 1:47 | No Comment
A Catechism on Marriage

Today’s selection from Tobias jumps over a lot of things. From yesterday’s selection until now, two chapters are left out, the one about the purpose for Tobias’s journey (4:20-21) which is prefaced by a …

God Listens
Wednesday, 3 Jun, 2009 – 8:00 | No Comment
God Listens

Once more we find ourselves before a liturgical text that presents selections from Tobit 3:1-17; the liturgical text omits a part of the prayer of Sara (vv. 12-15) not because it is unimportant but because …

Out of the Depths
Tuesday, 2 Jun, 2009 – 18:14 | No Comment
Out of the Depths

Today’s selection from Tobit is a look at a man whose life has really gone — so to speak — to the dogs. He does what is right (burying the dead) and yet he goes …

Being Holy in an Unholy Place
Tuesday, 2 Jun, 2009 – 0:18 | No Comment
Being Holy in an Unholy Place

 

This week we are going to have a lectio cursiva of the book of Tobit. Since the selected passages are the same every other year with a few variations, you can be sure that …