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“GOD loves a cheerful giver.”

-2 Corinthians 9: 7

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WHEN SOMEONE STRIKES YOU

Our One Minute Wisdom for Today, June 15, 2015:

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Jesus said to His disciples:

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth.’  BUT I SAY TO YOU, OFFER NO RESISTANCE TO ONE WHO IS EVIL.  WHEN SOMEONE STRIKES YOU ON YOUR RIGHT CHEEK, TURN THE OTHER ONE TO HIM AS WELL.  IF ANYONE WANTS TO GO TO LAW WITH YOU OVER YOUR TUNIC, HAND HIM YOUR CLOAK AS WELL.  SHOULD ANYONE PRESS YOU INTO SERVICE FOR ONE MILE, GO WITH HIM FOR TWO MILES.  GIVE TO THE ONE WHO ASKS OF YOU, AND DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK ON ONE WHO WANTS TO BORROW.”

-From the Gospel of Matthew 5:38-42

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Reflections:

*How do we handle people who hurt us?

*How do we handle people who take advantage of our goodness?

*Are we always willing to give to those in need and to lend to those who want to borrow?

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Saint of the Day:

St. Marguerite de Youville, pray for us.

Offer more,

Brother Mo

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LARGE SUMS

Our One Minute Wisdom for Today, June 06, 2015

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Jesus sat down opposite the treasure and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury.

Many rich people put in LARGE SUMS.  A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents.  Calling His disciples to Himself, He said to them, “AMEN, I SAY TO YOU, THIS POOR WIDOW PUT IN MORE THAN ALL THE OTHER CONTRIBUTORS TO THE TREASURY.  FOR THEY HAVE ALL CONTRIBUTED FROM THEIR SURPLUS WEALTH, BUT SHE, FROM HER POVERTY, HAS CONTRIBUTED ALL SHE HAD, HER WHOLE LIVELIHOOD.”

–  From the Gospel of Mark 12: 41:44

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Reflections:

*How much do we give back to church?

*Do we still include tithing among our priorities?

*Do we still treat our wealth as His blessings?

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Saint of the Day:

St. Norbert, pray for us.

Give back,

Brother Mo

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EMPTY-HANDED

Our One Minute Wisdom for Today, May 26, 2015:

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To keep the law is a great oblation, and he who observes the commandments sacrifices a peace offering.  In works of charity one offers fine flour, and WHEN HE GIVES ALMS HE PRESENTS HIS SACRIFICE OF PRAISE.  

To refrain from evil pleases the Lord, and to avoid injustice is an atonement.  APPEAR NOT BEFORE THE LORD EMPTY-HANDED, for all that you offer is in the fulfillment of the precepts.  The just one’s offering enriches the altar and the rises as a sweet odor before the Most High.  

THE JUST ONE’S SACRIFICE IS MOST PLEASING, NOR WILL IT EVER BE FORGOTTEN.  In generous spirit pay homage to the Lord, be not sparing of freewill gifts.  WITH EACH CONTRIBUTION SHOW A CHEERFUL COUNTENANCE, AND PAY YOUR TITHES IN A SPIRIT OF JOY.  

GIVE TO THE MOST HIGH AS HE HAS GIVEN TO YOU, GENEROUSLY, ACCORDING TO YOUR MEANS.  FOR THE LORD IS ONE WHO ALWAYS REPAYS, AND HE WILL GIVE BACK TO YOU SEVENFOLD.

BUT OFFER NO BRIBES, THESE HE DOES NOT ACCEPT!  Trust not in sacrifice of the fruits of extortion.  For He is a God of justice, who knows no favorites.

-From the Book of Sirach 35:1-12

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Reflections:

*Do we give back to God?  How?

*Do we remember to thank and repay Him when we receive blessings?

*Do we regularly give tithes and give them with the spirit of joy?

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Saint of the Day:

St. Philip Neri, pray for us.

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Always give with a cheerful heart,

Brother Mo

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“Today is God’s gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God.” – Unknown

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