Offertory of Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Proverbs 3:9,27

Honour the Lord with thy substance, and give Him of the first of all thy fruits. Do not withhold him from doing good who is able: if thou art able, do good thyself also.


Verse 9. Fruits. Sept. add, “of justice;” to intimate that no presents will be acceptable, which have been unjustly acquired.

Verse 27. Able. Prot. “withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.” Relieve the distressed. H. — They have a title to that wealth, since those who possess it are bound to relieve the indigent. C. — Sept. “refrain not from doing good,” &c. H.

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