Stand in the fear of God and listen to the Holy Gospel.
A reading from the Gospel according to our teacher Saint Matthew the Evangelist.
May His Blessings be with us all.
Matthew 10 : 34 - 42
|34||"Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.|
|35||For I have come to "set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law';|
|36||and "a man's enemies will be those of his own household.'|
|37||He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.|
|38||And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.|
|39||He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.|
|40||"He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.|
|41||He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.|
|42||And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward."|
And Glory be to God forever.