Daily Readings for Monday September 15,2014
Season of Elijah-Cross-Moses
Love your enemies
Reading 3, Phil 4: 10-14 : I can do all things in him who strengthens me
||I rejoice in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me; you were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity.
||Not that I complain of want; for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content.
||I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound; in any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and want.
||I can do all things in him who strengthens me.
||Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble.
Gospel, Mt 5: 43-48 : Love your enemies
||"You have heard that it was said, `You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'
||But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
||so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
||For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
||And if you salute only your brethren, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?
||You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.