“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me”

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Commentary of the day : Saint Leo the Great
“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me”

Book of Wisdom 2,12.17-20.
The wicked says: “Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he sets himself against our doings, Reproaches us for transgressions of the law and charges us with violations of our training.
Let us see whether his words be true; let us find out what will happen to him.
For if the just one be the son of God, he will defend him and deliver him from the hand of his foes.
With revilement and torture let us put him to the test that we may have proof of his gentleness and try his patience.
Let us condemn him to a shameful death; for according to his own words, God will take care of him.”

Psalms 54(53),3-
O God, by your name save me,
And by your might defend my cause.
O God, hear my prayer;
Hearken to the words of my mouth.

For the haughty men have risen up against me,
The ruthless seek my life;
They set not God before their eyes.

Behold, God is my helper;
The Lord sustains my life.
Freely will I offer you sacrifice;
I will praise your name, O LORD, for its goodness.


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