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Quote/s of the Day – 19 November – The First World Day of the

Quote/s of the Day – 19 November – The First World Day of the Poor

Let us love, not with words but with deeds.”1st annual world day of the poor - 19 nov - let us love not with words but with deeds - 2017.-no2

“As long as Lazarus lies at the door of our homes
there can be no justice or social peace.”as long as lazarus - pope francis - 19 nov 2017

“Blessed are the open hands that embrace
the poor and help them – they are hands
that bring hope.
Blessed are the hands that reach beyond
every barrier of culture, religion and nationality
and pour the balm of consolation over
the wounds of humanity.
Blessed are the open hands that ask nothing
in exchange, with no “ifs” or “buts” or “maybes”:
they are hands that call down God’s blessing
upon their brothers and sisters.

Pope Francis

FIRST WORLD DAY OF THE POOR
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
19 November 2017blessed are the open hands - pope francis - 19 nov 2017

“If you want to honour the body of Christ,
do not scorn it when it is naked;
do not honour the Eucharistic Christ
with silk vestments and then,
leaving the church, neglect the other Christ
suffering from cold and nakedness”

St John Chrysostom (347-407)

Father and Doctor of the Church – (Hom. in Matthaeum, 50.3: PG 58)if you want to honour the body of christ - st john chrysostom - 19 nov 2017

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One Minute Reflection – 19 November – The First World Day of the Poor

One Minute Reflection – 19 November – The First World Day of the Poor

Whatever you do, work at it with your whole being.   Do it for the Lord.……….Colossians 3:23colossians 3-23

REFLECTION -“We do not cease praying so long as we continue to do good.
The prayer of the heart and of good deeds has more value than the prayer of the lips.”…………….St Augustinewe do not cease praying-st augustine

PRAYER – Dear God, move me to make a morning offering to You with total sincerety each day and then grant that all my deeds may be a devout continuation of that prayer. Open my eyes to those who need me in any way, let me see as You do and do as You do. On this First annual World Day of prayer for the Poor help us all to start again sweet Shepherd, to become the shepherds of our neighbour, the and helper of all in need, in Him who showed us the way, with the Holy Spirit who breathes in us, amen.if there are poor - pope francis - 19 nov 2017

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Our Morning Offering – 19 November – The First World Day of the Poor

Our Morning Offering – 19 November – The First World Day of the Poor

Open the Doors of My Heart 
First World Day of Prayer for the Poor = 19 November 2017
Catholic Relief Services

God of Abraham,
On my television,
On my newsfeed,
On my street,
Everywhere I go
I see Lazarus.
But I also see so many doors.
Doors that I’ve built.
That I have closed.
Doors that society
has hung and locked.
Doors that separate me
from Lazarus.
Lord, teach me to open the
door to Lazarus.
To the poor.
To know them as your children.
To lift them in their distress.
To work to help them find a
fair share of Your bounty.
This World Day of the Poor,
Help us all turn to those outside
our door –
To bless, heal, comfort
And together, from this day
forward, build a world
Where the poor are strangers
to none
And indeed, the very chains of
poverty are broken.
AmenOPEN DOORS OF MY HEART - WORLD DAY OF THE POOR - 19 NOV 2017