wed Mass readings (The Church: Pillar of Truth [no sola scriptura] / The prophets and Jesus could not win either way...)

September 16, 2009

Memorial of Saint Cornelius, pope and martyr, and Saint Cyprian, bishop and martyr Lectionary: 445

**Reading 1
1 Tm 3:14-16 **

I am writing you,
although I hope to visit you soon.
But if I should be delayed,
you should know how to behave in the household of God,
which is the Church of the living God,

the pillar and foundation of truth.
Undeniably great is the mystery of devotion,

Who was manifested in the flesh,
vindicated in the spirit,
seen by angels,
proclaimed to the Gentiles,
believed in throughout the world,
taken up in glory.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6

R. (2) How great are the works of the Lord!
I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart
in the company and assembly of the just
Great are the works of the LORD,
exquisite in all their delights.
R. How great are the works of the Lord!
Majesty and glory are his work,
and his justice endures forever.
He has won renown for his wondrous deeds;
gracious and merciful is the LORD.
R. How great are the works of the Lord!
He has given food to those who fear him;
he will forever be mindful of his covenant.
He has made known to his people the power of his works,
giving them the inheritance of the nations.
R. How great are the works of the Lord!

Lk 7:31-35

Jesus said to the crowds:
“To what shall I compare the people of this generation?
What are they like?
They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one another,

‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance.
We sang a dirge, but you did not weep.’

For John the Baptist came neither eating food nor drinking wine,
and you said, ‘He is possessed by a demon.’
The Son of Man came eating and drinking and you said,
‘Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard,
a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’
But wisdom is vindicated by all her children.


It is the Church,* not* written Scripture (which didn’t come along until centuries after Jesus ascended) that is the “pillar and foundation of truth”… Sola scriptura is a false belief.


This psg seems to show that people don’t know a good thing when they see it… or a good person like Jesus…

It seems like Jesus is saying that people (generally) just can’t be satisfied… you are damned if you do, damned if you don’t…

you can’t be bad… People don’t like criminals much… but if you are following Jesus to the best of your ability, “the world” doesn’t like that either… can’t win… *

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