Daily Readings for Wednesday March 29,2017
Season of Lent
Do not commit sin again.
Reading 3, Jude 8-13 : Woe to those who abandon God.
|8 ||Yet in like manner these men in their dreamings defile the flesh, reject authority, and revile the glorious ones. |
|9 ||But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, disputed about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a reviling judgment upon him, but said, "The Lord rebuke you." |
|10 ||But these men revile whatever they do not understand, and by those things that they know by instinct as irrational animals do, they are destroyed. |
|11 ||Woe to them! For they walk in the way of Cain, and abandon themselves for the sake of gain to Balaam's error, and perish in Korah's rebellion. |
|12 ||These are blemishes on your love feasts, as they boldly carouse together, looking after themselves; waterless clouds, carried along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted; |
|13 ||wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars for whom the nether gloom of darkness has been reserved for ever. |
Gospel, Jn 8: 1-11 : Do not commit sin again.
|1 ||but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. |
|2 ||Early in the morning he came again to the temple; all the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. |
|3 ||The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst |
|4 ||they said to him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. |
|5 ||Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such. What do you say about her?" |
|6 ||This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. |
|7 ||And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, "Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her." |
|8 ||And once more he bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. |
|9 ||But when they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the eldest, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. |
|10 ||Jesus looked up and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" |
|11 ||She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you; go, and do not sin again." |