Daily Readings for Thursday October 02,2014
Season of Elijah-Cross-Moses
Jesus cleanses the leper.
Reading 3, 2 Tim 3: 1-7 : The days of the wicked.
|1 ||But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of stress. |
|2 ||For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, |
|3 ||inhuman, implacable, slanderers, profligates, fierce, haters of good, |
|4 ||treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, |
|5 ||holding the form of religion but denying the power of it. Avoid such people. |
|6 ||For among them are those who make their way into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and swayed by various impulses, |
|7 ||who will listen to anybody and can never arrive at a knowledge of the truth. |
Gospel, Mt 8: 1-4 : Jesus cleanses the leper.
||When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him;
||and behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, if you will, you can make me clean."
||And he stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, "I will; be clean." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
||And Jesus said to him, "See that you say nothing to any one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to the people."