Daily Readings for Thursday August 01,2019

Season of Kaitha

St. Alphonse Liguori ( Fifteen days fasting begins )

Reading 3, 1 Cor 14:13-19 : The gift of the spirit for the growth of the Church

13 Therefore, he who speaks in a tongue should pray for the power to interpret.14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful.15 What am I to do? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also.16 Otherwise, if you bless with the spirit, how can any one in the position of an outsider say the "Amen" to your thanksgiving when he does not know what you are saying?17 For you may give thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified.18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than you all;19 nevertheless, in church I would rather speak five words with my mind, in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue.

Gospel, Jn 8:48-59 : Before Abraham was, I am

48 The Jews answered him, "Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?"49 Jesus answered, "I have not a demon; but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.50 Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it and he will be the judge.51 Truly, truly, I say to you, if any one keeps my word, he will never see death."52 The Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, as did the prophets; and you say, 'If any one keeps my word, he will never taste death.'53 Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you claim to be?"54 Jesus answered, "If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing; it is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say that he is your God.55 But you have not known him; I know him. If I said, I do not know him, I should be a liar like you; but I do know him and I keep his word.56 Your father Abraham rejoiced that he was to see my day; he saw it and was glad."57 The Jews then said to him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?"58 Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am."59 So they took up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.

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