#GospelToday (Mt 7:15-17)
"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves. By their fruits you will know them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit.
#GospelToday (Mt 7:13-14)
"Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many. How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few."
RBG and Sotomayor were the only 2 "supremes" to vote against the Peace Cross. That is, to cleanse the public square of any hint of Christianity (and morality). It is to be expected of both of them.
Sadly, Obama appointee Sonia Sotomayor claims to be Catholic while consistently voting contrary to Church teaching. When Roe v. Wade ultimately is reconsidered by the court, regardless of unassailable life arguments (Catholic and natural law), her pro-abortion vote is safely assumed.
She is not alone in claiming Catholic faith while voting contrary to it, but is a fairly extreme example and young enough to damage society for a long time.
#GospelToday (Lk 1:62-64)
So they made signs, asking his father what he wished him to be called. He asked for a tablet and wrote, "John is his name," and all were amazed.
Immediately his mouth was opened, his tongue freed, and he spoke blessing God.
#GospelToday (Lk 9:16-17)
Then taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing over them, broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.
They all ate and were satisfied. And when the leftover fragments were picked up, they filled twelve wicker baskets.
#GospelToday (Mt 6:31-34)
So do not worry and say, 'What are we to eat?' or 'What are we to drink?' or 'What are we to wear?' All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
But seek first the kingdom [of God] and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.
#GospelToday (Mt 6:19-21)
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be."
Video on Google censorship includes use of "f-word".
Here is a piece that looks at #YouTube. As a viewer, you may not be aware just how heavy-handed they have become. If you must view YouTube, know that you are receiving a relentlessly curated, one-sided, heavily slanted content stream.
[Warning: some unfortunate use of the "f-word".]
#GospelToday (Mt 6:7)
In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words.
The House passed the "Equality Act of 2019" last month.
Equality of human dignity is something every Christian should be 100% in agreement.
This law is not that. It is a broad, vicious attack on freedoms, particularly religious freedom. It sweeps away rights many take for granted in favor of ideological extremism. You should be alarmed -- and be thankful it will not become the law of the land, for now.
#GospelToday (Mt 6:1)
"[But] take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father.
The Catholic Church has established scripture readings for every day on a 3 year cycle. Usually the Old Testament, Psalms and a Gospel reading. Sundays and what we call Holy Days of Obligation have an additional one. These same readings are read at every Mass worldwide and by the faithful outside of Mass.
A number of Protestant denominations follow (in various ways) the same readings (for the most part) in their Revised Common Lectionary (RCL)
So, my #GospelToday posts are actually a portion of the daily Gospel reading.
To make grabbing the text, selecting the snippet and posting it I use a script and call the Mastodon API.
#GospelToday (Mt 5:46-48)
For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brothers only, what is unusual about that? Do not the pagans do the same?
So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Two things you already know:
1. We all need help. The wise among us understand that.
2. Be open to how your prayers are answered.
#GospelToday (Mt 5:42)
Give to the one who asks of you, and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow.
Haydock's discusses this at some length. See:
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