God does not need to be repaid

 
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Monday of 31st week, based on Luke 14:12-14

He said also to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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About Philippe Denis, OP

Dominican brother of the Southern Belgian Vicariate, currently member of the Southern African Vicariate. Professor of History of Christianity at the School of Religion and Theology, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Director of the Sinomlando Centre for Oral History and Memory Work in Africa.