pharisees

"I’D WALK A MILE FOR A CAMEL" – One Bread, One Body, Aug 26, 2014

2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, 14-17 | Psalm 96:10-13 | Matthew 23:23-26 "You strain out the gnat and swallow the camel!" —Matthew 23:24 Jesus accused the Pharisees of straining out the gnat and swallowing the camel. Elsewhere, Jesus said it was easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God (Mt 19:24). [...]

Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Reading 1 ez 37:21-28 Thus says the Lord GOD: I will take the children of Israel from among the nations to which they have come, and gather them from all sides to bring them back to their land. I will make them one nation upon the land, in the mountains of Israel, and there shall be one prince for them all. [...]

Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Reading 1 jer 11:18-20 I knew their plot because the LORD informed me; at that time you, O LORD, showed me their doings. Yet I, like a trusting lamb led to slaughter, had not realized that they were hatching plots against me: “Let us destroy the tree in its vigor; let us cut him off from the land of the living, so that his name will be spoken no more.” But, you, O LORD of hosts, O just Judge, searcher of mind and heart, Let me witness the vengeance you take on them, for to you I have entrusted my cause! Responsorial Psalm ps 7:2-3, 9bc-10, 11-12 R. [...]