Daily Readings for Thursday April 06,2017
Season of Lent and Resurrection
Produce the fruits of repentance.
Reading 3, 2 Pt 2: 11-17 : May your behaviour be good.
|11 ||whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a reviling judgment upon them before the Lord. |
|12 ||But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and killed, reviling in matters of which they are ignorant, will be destroyed in the same destruction with them, |
|13 ||suffering wrong for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their dissipation, carousing with you. |
|14 ||They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children! |
|15 ||Forsaking the right way they have gone astray; they have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Be'or, who loved gain from wrongdoing, |
|16 ||but was rebuked for his own transgression; a dumb ass spoke with human voice and restrained the prophet's madness. |
|17 ||These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm; for them the nether gloom of darkness has been reserved. |
Gospel, Lk 3: 8-11 : Produce the fruits of repentance.
|8 ||Bear fruits that befit repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, `We have Abraham as our father'; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. |
|9 ||Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire." |
|10 ||And the multitudes asked him, "What then shall we do?" |
|11 ||And he answered them, "He who has two coats, let him share with him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise." |