09-06-14 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

September 6, 2014
St. Paul wrote to the Corinthians,
We are fools on Christ’s account, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are held in honor, but we in disrepute. To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are poorly clad and roughly treated, we wander about homeless and we toil, working with our own hands.  When ridiculed, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we respond gently. We have become like the world’s rubbish, the scum of all, to this very moment.”   1 Cor 4:6b-15

For US, beloved!  On Christ’s account.

And we are all called to share in that “cross,” that burden of emptying self to give to others.  Is that not Beautiful!

Maybe it would be a good exercise to scan through that list every once in a while and ask ourselves, “Have I ever done any of that for the sake of bringing Christ to others?”

It’s quite a noble list:

:0 Being a “fool” for Christ – to make others wise.
:0 Being weak – to make others strong.
:0 Being in disrepute – to honor others.
:0 Going hungry and thirsty – to feed others.
:0 Being poorly clad and roughly treated – to clothe and bring respect to others.
:0 Wandering about homeless – so that others may have shelter.
:0 Being ridiculed – yet blessing our accusers.
:0 Being persecuted – yet enduring.
:0 Being slandered – yet responding gently.
:0 Being considered rubbish – yet shrugging it off

with the promise of Jesus that
ours will be the Kingdom of God!

The late, great singer/songwriter Rich Mullins introduced and sang the words of this song to fit nicely with St. Paul’s life and hopefully ours as well . . .

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