Daily Readings for Thursday October 23,2014
Season of Elijah-Cross-Moses
The parable of the ten bridesmaids.
Reading 3, Rom 14: 10-13 : Shall not judge your brother.
||Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God;
||for it is written, "As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall give praise to God."
||So each of us shall give account of himself to God.
||Then let us no more pass judgment on one another, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.
Gospel, Mt. 25: 1-13 : The parable of the ten bridesmaids.
|1 ||"Then the kingdom of heaven shall be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. |
|2 ||Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. |
|3 ||For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; |
|4 ||but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. |
|5 ||As the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. |
|6 ||But at midnight there was a cry, `Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.' |
|7 ||Then all those maidens rose and trimmed their lamps. |
|8 ||And the foolish said to the wise, `Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' |
|9 ||But the wise replied, `Perhaps there will not be enough for us and for you; go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.' |
|10 ||And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast; and the door was shut. |
|11 ||Afterward the other maidens came also, saying, `Lord, lord, open to us.' |
|12 ||But he replied, `Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.' |
|13 ||Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour. |