A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Tuesday 13 September

St John Chrysostom

1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 27-31, Ps 100, Luke 7:11-17

A culture born from above

This Gospel sets out three actions of Christ and three marks of the Church: Christ resurrects the widow’s son - the community of disciples believes in the resurrection of the body and the goodness of bodily life. Christ gives the son back to his mother; the community of disciples restores flesh and bone relationships that are dead or broken. Christ provides for the widow by restoring her bodily security (the son being the widow’s only means of economic support); the community of disciples seeks out the materially poor to provide support.

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