Thought of the Day December 7, 2015

By 2:21 PM

"It is not from your own goods that you give to the beggar; it is a portion of his own that you are restoring to him. The Earth belongs to all. So you are paying back a debt and think you are making a gift to which you are not bound."  (St. Ambrose)  During the Jubilee Year of Mercy we will have many opportunities to feed the poor, to give drink to the thirsty, to clothe the destitute, to shelter the homeless, etc. It is not charity to do this, but it is a debt we owe in gratitude to the many blessings we have received. We have to remind ourselves, there go I but for the mercy of God.  What we have belongs ultimately to God. What we do with it, is to be done according to what pleases God.

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