July 31 2008 Thursday Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, priest
Saint of the Day – St. Ignatius of Loyola
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The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying:
Arise, and go down into the potter’s house, and there thou shalt hear my words.
And I went down into the potter’s house, and behold he was doing a work on the wheel. And the vessel was broken which he was making of clay with his hands: and turning he made another vessel, as it seemed good in his eyes to make it.
Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
Cannot I do with you, as this potter, O house of Israel, saith the Lord? behold as clay is in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.
Responsorial Psalm 145:2-6 (Ps 146:1b-6ab NAB/Hebrew)
DR Challoner Text Only
Praise the Lord, O my soul,
in my life I will praise the Lord:
I will sing to my God as long as I shall be.
Put not your trust in princes:
In the children of men,
in whom there is no salvation.
His spirit shall go forth, and he shall return into his earth:
in that day all their thoughts shall perish.
Blessed is he who hath the God of Jacob for his helper,
whose hope is in the Lord his God:
Who made heaven and earth, the sea,
and all things that are in them.
The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ According to Saint Matthew 13:47-53
Haydock New Testament
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a net cast into the sea, and gathering together of all kind of fishes. Which, when it was filled, they drew out, and sitting by the shore they chose out the good into vessels, but the bad they cast forth. So shall it be at the end of the world, the angels shall go out, and shall separate the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Have ye understood all these things?
They say to him:
He said unto them:
Therefore every scribe instructed in the kingdom of heaven, is like to a master of a house, who bringeth forth out of his treasure new things and old.
And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed from thence.
Haydock Commentary Jeremias 18:1-6
Notes Copied From Haydock Commentary Site
- Ver. 2. Potter’s. Thus God would shew his dominion over all. Rom. ix. 21.
- Ver. 3. Wheel. Heb. “stones.” Sept. “seats;” or “wheel.” Chal. Ex. i. 16. See Eccle. xxxviii. 32. C.
- Ver. 4. Broken. So Providence ordered it. S. Jer. — How should this idea humble man! C. — A potter may mould afresh the clay as long as it is soft, but God can change the hardest heart. W.
Haydock Commentary Matthew 13:47-53
- Ver. 52. Every scribe; i.e. master or teacher. Wi. — Because you know how invaluable is the treasure, the pearl, the kingdom, here mentioned; you, who are scribes and teachers, should cultivate it yourselves, and communicate the same blessing to others. Thus imitating a father of a family, who draws from his treasure both new and old things, and distributes them to his children, according to their several wants and necessities. This was a proverbial expression with the Jews, to signify every thing useful or necessary for the provision of a family. Jer. Aug. Chrys. Bede, and Tirinus. — Thus also a pastor of souls throws light upon the mysteries of the New Testament, by the figures of the Old, and explains the workings of grace, by the operations of nature.