Monday, 12 November 2007

Today's Readings

Some more readings for today Mon 12 Nov:

Luke 17: 1-6
Jesus said to his disciples, “Stumbling blocks are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! It would be better for him to have a millstone tied around his neck and be thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. Watch yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him. If he repents, forgive him. Even if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times returns to you saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” So the Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this black mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled out by the roots and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

Wisdom 1: 1-7
Love justice, you rulers of the earth. Think of the Lord in goodness, and seek him in simplicity of heart. For he is found by them that do not test him: and he shows himself to them that have faith in him. For dishonest thoughts separate people from God: and his power, when it is tried, reproves the unwise. For wisdom will not enter into a malicious soul, nor dwell in a body enslaved to sin. For the Holy Spirit of discipline will flee from the deceitful, and will withdraw himself from thoughts that are without understanding, and he shall not abide when injustice is done. Though the spirit of wisdom is benevolent, but she will not acquit the evil speaker from his lips: for God knows his feelings and thoughts, and He is a true searcher of his heart, and a hearer of his tongue. For the Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world: and that which contains all things, has knowledge of everything that is said.