Daily Readings for Monday May 04,2015
Season of Resurrection
Sign of Jonah.
Reading 3, 1 Pet 4: 12-19 : Do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal.
|12 ||Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. |
|13 ||But rejoice in so far as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. |
|14 ||If you are reproached for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. |
|15 ||But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or a wrongdoer, or a mischief-maker; |
|16 ||yet if one suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but under that name let him glorify God. |
|17 ||For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? |
|18 ||And "If the righteous man is scarcely saved, where will the impious and sinner appear?" |
|19 ||Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will do right and entrust their souls to a faithful Creator. |
Gospel, Lk 11: 29-32 : Sign of Jonah.
|29||When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, "This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of Jonah.|
|30||For as Jonah became a sign to the men of Nin'eveh, so will the Son of man be to this generation.|
|31||The queen of the South will arise at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.|
|32||The men of Nin'eveh will arise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.|