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THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.
BLESSED are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. St. Matt. v. 5. · Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh. St. Luke vi. 21.
Come to me, all you that labour, and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you. St. Matt. xi. 28.
In the world you shall have distress : but have confidence; I have overcome the world. St. John xvi. 33.
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he will take away: and every one that beareth fruit, he will purge it, that it may bring forth more fruit. St. John xv. 2.
ALMSGIVING. Give to him that asketh of thee, and from him that would borrow of thee, turn not away. St. Matt. v. 42. ALMSGIVING.
Take heed that you do not your justice before men, that you may be seen by them: otherwise you shall not have a reward from your Father, who is in heaven. St. Matt. vi. 1.
Therefore, when thou doest an alms-deed, sound not a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be honoured by men. Amen I say to you, they have received their reward. Ver. 2.
But when thou doest an alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: Ver. 3.
That thy alms may be in secret, and thy Father, who seeth in secret, will repay thee. Ver. 4.
And Jesus, sitting over against the treasury, beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. St. Mark xii. 41.
And there came a certain poor widow, and she cast in two mites, which make a farthing. Ver. 42.
And calling his disciples together, he saith to them: Amen I say to you, this poor widow hath cast in more than all they who have cast into the treasury. Ver. 43.
For they all did cast in of their abundance: but she, of her want, cast in all she had, even her whole living. Ver. 44.
He that hath two coats, let him give to him that hath none : and he that hath meat, let him do in like manner. St. Luke iï. 11.
1 i.e. Fasting, prayer, and alms-deeds, which ought to be performed, not out of ostentation, or a view to please men, but solely to please God.
Give to every one that asketh thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods, ask them not again. St. Luke vi. 30.
Give, and it shall be given to you: good measure, and pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall they give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you shall measure, it shall be measured to you again. Ver. 38.
Give alms; and behold all things are clean unto you. St. Luke xi. 41.
Sell what you possess, and give alms. Make to yourselves bags which grow not old, a treasure in heaven which faileth not: where the thief approacheth not, nor the moth corrupteth. St. Luke xii. 33.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Ver. 34.
When the Son of man shall come in his majesty, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit upon the seat of his majesty. St. Matt. xxv. 31.
And all nations shall be gathered together before him: and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats : Ver. 32.
And he shall set the sheep on his right hand: but the goats on the left. Ver. 33.
Then shall the King say to them that shall be on his right hand : Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Ver. 34.
For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat: I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in : Ver. 35. Naked, and you clothed me; sick, and you visited
me: I was in prison, and you came to me. Ver. 36.
Then shall the just answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, and fed thee; thirsty, and gave thee drink? Ver. 37.
And when did we see thee a stranger, and took thee in, or naked and clothed thee? Ver. 38.
Or when did we see thee sick or in prison, and came to thee? Ver. 39.
And the King, answering, shall say to them : Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me. Ver. 40.
But I say to you, that whosoever is angry with his brother, shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: and whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. St. Matt. v. 22.
Therefore, if thou offerest thy gift at the altar, and there shalt remember that thy brother hath any thing against thee; Ver. 23.
Leave there thy gift before the altar, and first go to be reconciled to thy brother; and then come and offer thy gift. Ver. 24.
Make an agreement with thy adversary quickly, whilst thou art in the way with him ; lest perhaps the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Ver. 25.
CHARITY TOWARDS OUR NEIGHBOUR.
Amen I say to thee, thou shalt not go out from thence, till thou pay the last farthing. Ver. 26.
CHARITY TOWARDS OUR NEIGHBOUR.
Jesus said to him: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind. St. Matt. xxii. 37.
This is the greatest and first commandment. Ver. 38.
And the second is like to this : Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Ver. 39.
On these two commandments dependeth the whole law and the prophets. Ver. 40.
As you would that men should do to you, do you also to them in like manner. St. Luke vi. 31.
And if you love them that love you, what thanks have you ? for sinners also love those that love them. Ver. 32.
And if you do good to them who do good to you, what thanks have you ? for sinners also do this. Ver. 33.
And if you lend to them of whom you hope to receive, what thanks have you ? for sinners also lend to sinners, for to receive as much. Ver. 34.
But love your enemies; do good and lend; hoping for nothing thereby : and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the sons of the Most High: for he is kind to the unthankful, and to the evil. Ver. 35.
A new commandment I give unto you: that you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another. St. John xiii. 34.