Sunday, September 30, 2012
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Part of the 2nd reading from today's Liturgy of the Hours. A reminder to all of us who are sinners yet long for the Kingdom of God. From the beginning of a letter to the Philippians by Saint Polycarp, bishop and martyr "He who raised him from the dead will raise us too if we do his will and keep his commandments, loving what he loved, refraining from all wrongdoing, fraud, avarice, malice and slander. We must abstain from false witness, not returning evil for evil, nor curse for curse, nor blow for blow, nor denunciation for denunciation. Always remember the words of the Lord, who taught: Do not judge and you will not be judged; forgive and you will be forgiven; be merciful and you will find mercy; the amount you measure out to others will be the amount measured out to you. Blessed are the poor and those who suffer persecution, for theirs is the kingdom of God."