David placed all his hope of salvation in his future Redeemer, and said: Into thy hands, 0 Lord, I commend my spirit; Thou hast redeemed me, 0 Lord, the God of truth-(Ps. xxx. 6). But how much more ought we to place our confidence in Jesus Christ, now that He has come and has accomplished the work of Redemption! Hence each one of us should say, and repeat again and again with greater confidence: Into thy hands, 0 Lord, I commend my spirit; thou hast redeemed me, 0 Lord, the God of truth.
Today’s Sermon: “Athanasius Contra Mundum” 2021 – YouTube ✠Jerome Lloyd
Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St Peter of Verona, Martyr
Since Mary is our Mother, we may consider how great is the love she bears us. Love towards our children is a necessary impulse of nature; and St. Thomas says that this is the reason why the Divine law imposes on children the obligation of loving their parents, but gives no express command that parents should love their children; for nature itself has so strongly implanted it in all creatures that, as St. Ambrose remarks, “we know that a mother will expose herself to danger for her children,” and even the most savage beasts cannot do otherwise than love their young.
St. Bernard says the tongue of a detractor is a three¬edged sword. It destroys the reputation of the neighbour; it wounds the souls of those who listen to the detraction; and it kills the soul or the detractor himself by depriving him of Divine grace. If a serpent bite in silence, he is nothing better that backbiteth secretly -(Eccles. x. 11).