Lending Money – Advice from Scripture and the Catechism

At Mass on last Sunday, February 19th, the following passage from the Gospel of Matthew caught my ear: Give to the one who asks of you, and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow. This passage stood out to me because at first glance it stands in contradiction to another passage, Proverbs… Continue reading Lending Money – Advice from Scripture and the Catechism

Financial Peace With the Prince of Peace

My favorite mantra delivered by Dave Ramsey is the one that he uses to end his radio show: The only way to true financial peace is to walk daily with the Prince of Peace. Our lives should be focused on primarily serving our Lord, our comfort and our King.  Today’s morning prayer from the Liturgy… Continue reading Financial Peace With the Prince of Peace

Tithing in the Catholic Church

This year’s Corpus Christi Sunday’s readings got me to wondering about the Church’s stance on tithing.  From the first reading, Genesis 14:18-20: In those days, Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine, and being a priest of God Most High, he blessed Abram with these words: “Blessed be Abram by God Most High,… Continue reading Tithing in the Catholic Church

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Greater Than Silver or Gold

I periodically post finance-related verses from the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Today’s Mass reading from Acts 3:1-10 speaks of the worth of the graces and blessings Christ gives us: Peter and John were going up to the temple area for the three o’clock hour of prayer. And a man crippled from… Continue reading Greater Than Silver or Gold

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Avoid Getting Into Debt

I periodically post finance-related verses from the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. As I finished up mid-morning prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours yesterday, I came across scripture that relates directly to personal finance.  From Romans 13:8-10 (or you can visit the Universalis web site for the full mid-morning prayer:  http://www.universalis.com/20120924/terce.htm):… Continue reading Avoid Getting Into Debt