Thursday, 19 July 2012
St Vincent de Paul, confessor
First Letter to the Corinthians 4,9-14.
Brethren, We are made a spectacle to the world, and to angels, and to men.
We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ: we are weak, but you are strong: you are honourable, but we without honour.
Even unto this hour we both hunger and thirst and are naked and are buffeted and have no fixed abode.
And we labour, working with our own hands. We are reviled: and we bless. We are persecuted: and we suffer it.
We are blasphemed: and we entreat. We are made as the refuse of this world, the offscouring of all, even until now.
I write not these things to confound you: but I admonish you as my dearest children.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 10,1-9.
And after these things, the Lord appointed also other seventy-two. And he sent them two and two before his face into every city and place whither he himself was to come.
And he said to them: The harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he send labourers into his harvest.
Go: Behold I send you as lambs among wolves.
Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.
Into whatever house you enter, first say: Peace be to this house.
And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him: but if not, it shall return to you.
And in the same house, remain, eating and drinking such things as they have: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Remove not from house to house.
And into what city soever you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you.
And heal the sick that are therein and say to them: The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.