Finishing this Personal Notes August 18, 2016 just gets in time for distribution August 19, giving the Faithful the opportunity for study before coming together August 26, in time for Sunday August 28.  This Personal Notes, then is a week ahead of schedule, not quite enough for a buffer against unforeseen distractions.  I am bracing for the next issue of Theological Studies shortly.  I do not think it prudent to develop annotations quite yet.

 

If God humors himself by playing hide-and-seek with the Faithful, gratitude is appropriate.  The Liturgy of the Word proclaims “And scarce do we guess the things on earth, and what is within our grasp (like missing car keys) we find with difficulty” (Wisdom 9:16).  “And may the gracious care of the LORD our God be ours” (Psalm 90:17).  As easy as I might be, it would be inappropriate to blame Onesimus fo those missing keys.  “Anyone of you who dies not renounce all his possessions (including the missing car keys) cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33), meaning not to take out the frustrations of the day on others.

 

 

Readings

First Reading:                    Wisdom 9:13-18b

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 90:3-4, 12-13, 14-17 (1)

Second Reading:               Philemon 9-10, 12-17

Alleluia:                             Psalm 119:135

Gospel:                             Luke 14:25-33

 

Annotated Bibliography

Musings above the solid line draw from material below.  Those disinterested in scholarly and tangential details should stop reading here.  If they do, however, they may miss some interesting prayer-provoking details.

 

Wisdom 9:13-18b

This reading is included in Pastoral Care for the Sick.[1]

 

 

Psalm 90:3-4, 12-13, 14-17 (1)

Psalm 90:4

Heinrich Bullinger (1504-1575)[2]

 

 

Psalm 90:4

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul:  A New Translation[3]

 

 

Psalm 90:4

Nicholas R. Werse, “Second Temple Jewish Literary Traditions in 2 Peter”[4]

 

 

Philemon 9-10, 12-17

Phlm 8-9

Timothy A. Brookins, “`I Rather Appeal to Auctoritas’: Roman Conceptualizations of Power and Paul’s  Appeal to Philemon”[5]

 

 

Phlm 17

Robert L. Foster, “The Justice of the Gentiles:  Revisiting the Purpose of Romans”[6]

 

 

Philemon 17

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[7]

 

Psalm 119:135

Psalm 119 is available for Funeral Rites, Part III: Texts of Sacred Scripture, 16 Antiphons and Psalms at Ant. 17, with a slightly different translation: countenance for face and statutes for laws.[8] 

 

 

Luke 14:25-33

Luke 14:25-33[9]

Johannes Brenz (1499-1570)

Peter Walpot (d. 1578)

The English Annotations (1645, 1651, 1657)

Peter Riedemann (1506-1556)

Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)

= Catholic

Walpot

Nehemiah Rogers (1593-1660)

 

 

Luke 14:25-28

Sherry A. Weddell, Forming Intentional Disciples:  The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus[10]

 

 

Luke 14:26

Andrew Karlstadt, “The Two Greatest Commandments:  Love of God and Love of Neighbor, 1524”[11]

 

 

Luke 14:26[12]

Brenz

Brenz

 

 

Luke 14:27

Dirk Philips (1504-1568)[13]

 

 

Luke 14:28

John Firth, “Letter unto the Faithful Followers of Christ’s Gospel, While He Was Prisoner in the Tower of London for the Word of God, 1532”[14]

 

 

Luke 14:33

Ulrich Zwingli, “Repentance and Confession, 1525”[15]

 

Luke 14:33

Riedemann[16]

 

 

For more on sources see the Appendix file.  A complete set of Personal Notes, dating from the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 14, 2002 to the present, is on the web site at www.western-civilization.com/CBQ/Personal%20Notes

 

 

 

The Responsorial Antiphon for this Sunday is In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge (Psalm 90:1).[17]

 

In the gobbledygook prayer at Sunday Mass immediately following the forgiveness of sins, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “we are redeemed and receive adoption”[18]  For a more thorough examination of the illiterate 2011 Roman Missal, go to 1610 Missal:  Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 121125.pdf/htm at http://www.western-civilization.com/CBQ/Personal%20Notes/Personal%20Notes.htm.

 

This is a call for grace that some Black Baptists bring to mind with They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain:  for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea (Isaiah 11:9).[19] 

 

Addenda

 

 

 

Personal Notes has been wary of Raymond Arroyo, host of “the World Over, on the Eternal Word Television Network, EWTN, attacking Pope Francis.  Personal Notes has watched for various Papal policies, like anything possibly construed as positive for Democrats, that Arroyo might systematically attack.  Nothing seemed to fall into place until a better realization of what the “Papal Posse,” with Robert Royal, a journalist, and Father Gerald Murray, a canon lawyer, means.  The Posse is out to find and attack Pope Francis, and this on a Catholic network.  This fell into place at the program Thursday, June 25, 2016.  EWTN represents the stand of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB).

 

I have already read every article cited in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.  At this stage I only read unread book reviews there.  Traditionally Theological Studies articles have been more helpful to my prayer life, but, if I have already read the article, I will cite it without annotation.  In a similar way, I present unread sections in Reformation Commentary on Scripture.

 

 

I intend to begin catching up on material postponed while recovering from the transition of ourselves from Virginia to Ohio and Marty into the next life.  If I ever get three months out, again, I then intend to reevaluate the amount of energy placed into Personal Notes each week.

 

 



[1] The Roman Ritual: Revised by Decree of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council and Published by Authority of Pope Paul VI: Pastoral Care of the Sick: Rites of Anointing and Viaticum: Approved for use in the dioceses of the United States of America by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and Confirmed by the Apostolic See: Prepared by International Commission on English in the Liturgy: a Joint Commission of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences (New York: Catholic Book Publishing Co. 1983) 256.

 

[2] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament III:  Luke, Beth Kreitzer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2014 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 412, fn. 29.

 

[3] Robert J. Edmonson, CJ, (translator) (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press,

2006) 231.

 

[4] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 1 (January 2016), 126.

 

[5] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 2 (April 2015) 302.

 

[6] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 4 (October 2014), 701.

 

[7] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 694.

 

[8] International Commission on English in the Liturgy: A Joint Commission of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences, The Roman Ritual: Revised by Decree of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council and published by Authority of Pope Paul IV: Order of Christian Funerals: Including Appendix 2: Cremation: Approved for use in the Dioceses of the United States of America by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and Confirmed by the Apostolic See (New Jersey: Catholic Book Publishing Co., 1998) 286.

 

[9] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament III:  Luke, Beth Kreitzer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2014 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 303-305.

 

[10] Huntington, Indiana 46750:  Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., Our Sunday Visitor Publishing

Division, 2012, 173.

 

[11] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 157.

 

[12] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament IV:  John 1—12, Craig S. Farmer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, Associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014, ISBN 978 0 8308-2967-5 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 14) 70, fn. 9; 95, fn. 29.

 

[13] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament III:  Luke, Beth Kreitzer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2014 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 200, fn. 7.

 

[14] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 38.

 

[15] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 245.

 

[16] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament VII:  Psalms 1—72, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015, ISBN 978 0 8308-2957-6 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 383, fn. 19.

 

[17] National Conference of Catholic Bishops, The Roman Missal Restored by Decree of the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican and Promulgated by Authority of Pope Paul VI: Lectionary for Mass:  For Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America:  Second Typical Edition:  Volume I:  Sundays, Solemnities, Feasts of the Lord and the Saints (Collegeville, Minnesota:  The Liturgical Press, 1988) 821.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[18] n.a., The Roman Missal:  Renewed by Decree of the Most Holy Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, Promulgated by Authority of Pope Paul VI and Revised at the Direction of Pope John Paul II:  English Translation According to the Third Typical Edition:  For Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America:  Approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Confirmed by the Apostolic See (Washington, DC, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2011) 483.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[19] UMI Annual Sunday School Lesson Commentary:  Precepts for Living ®: 2016-2017:  International Sunday School Lessons:  Volume 19:  UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), A. Okechuku Ogbonnaya, Ph.D., (ed.) (Chicago, IL  60643: UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), 2016) 12-13.