Sunday, September 7, 2008

Twenty - third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Death of Ananais
Masaccio / fresco /1425

From today's Gospel reading,
The Gospel of Saint Matthew

Amen, I say to you,
whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven,
and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Again, amen, I say to you,
if two of you agree on earth
about anything for which they are to pray,
it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father.
For where two or three are gathered together in my name,
there am I in the midst of them.”


The image, and text below, from Art and the Bible.
Ananias (or Aeneas) was a member of the first Christian community in Jerusalem. Together with his wife Saphira he sold a piece of land and pretended to lay the entire proceeds at the feet of the apostles. Peter saw through the scheme at once, and the cheating couple fell dead on the spot as if by miracle.

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