Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love you.
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Augustine of Hippo
10. He at once addeth, as unto the seats themselves, "Enquire ye the things that are for the peace of Jerusalem" (ver. 6). O ye seats, who now sit unto judgment, and are made the seats of the Lord who judgeth (since they who judge, enquire; they who are judged, are enquired of), "Enquire ye," he saith, "the things that are for the peace of Jerusalem." What will they find by asking? That some have done deeds of charity, that others have not. Those whom they shall find to have done deeds of charity, they will summon them unto Jerusalem; for these deeds are "for the peace of Jerusalem." Love is a powerful thing, my brethren, love is a powerful thing. Do ye wish to see how powerful a thing love is? ...If charity be destitute of means, so that it cannot find what to bestow upon the poor, let it love: let it give "one cup of cold water;" as much shall be laid to its account, as to Zaccheus who gave half his patrimony to the poor.? Wherefore this? The one gave so little, the other so much, an...
Pray. Septuagint, "ask Jerusalem for", (Haydock) as if she were to give it. (Calmet)
And may there be abundance. Hebrew, "those who love thee shall be at rest. "(Haydock)
Christ encourages us to ask; as Catholics exhort each other to pray for the Church. (Worthington)