Thursday, 15 November 2007

Today's Readings

Today I didn't forget, for here are today's readings (Thu 15 Nov):

Luke 17: 20-25
Now at one point the Pharisees asked Jesus when the kingdom of God was coming, so he answered, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed, nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is in your midst.” Then he said to the disciples, “The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. Then people will say to you, ‘Look, there he is!’ or ‘Look, here he is!’ Do not go out or chase after them. For just like the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.

Wisom 7:22 - 8:1
For wisdom, which is the worker of all things, taught me- in her is the spirit of understanding, holy, of one nature but reveals itself in many ways, not made of any material substance, moves about freely, clear, undefiled, sure, not subject to hurt, loving that which is good, quick and unconquerable, ready to do good, kind to man, steadfast, sure, free from care, having all power, overseeing all things, and containing all intelligent and pure spirits. For wisdom is more moving than any motion: she passes and goes through all things by reason of her pureness. For she is the breath of the power of God, and a pure influence flowing from the glory of the Almighty: therefore no defiled thing comes into her. For she is the brightness of the everlasting light, the unspotted mirror of the power of God, and the image of his goodness. And though she acts alone, she can do all things. She makes all things new, and in all ages entering into holy souls, making them friends of God and prophets. For God loves none but him that is at home with wisdom. She is more beautiful than the sun and all the constellations. She is better than light itself- for though night always follows day, evil shall not prevail against wisdom. Wisdom reaches into every part of the world mightily, and she sets all things in useful order.

Previous Day's Readings

Sorry forgot to post yesterday's readings (Wed 14 Nov) here they are:

Luke 17: 11-19 (The Grateful Leper)
Now on the way to Jerusalem, Jesus was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. As he was entering a village, ten men with leprosy met him. They stood at a distance, raised their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them he said, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went along, they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He fell with his face to the ground at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. (Now he was a Samaritan.) Then Jesus said, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to turn back and give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to the man, “Get up and go your way. Your faith has made you well.”

Wisdom 6: 1-11
Wisdom is better than strength, and a wise man is better than a strong man. Hear therefore, you kings, and understand; learn, you judges of the ends of the earth. Give ear, you that rule the people, and please yourselves in the multitude of nations. For power is given you of the Lord, and sovereignty from the Highest. He shall examine your works, and search your thoughts. If, being ministers of his kingdom, you have not judged rightly, nor kept the law of justice, nor walked according to the will of God, horribly and speedily shall he come upon you: for a most severe judgment shall be on them that rule from high places. For to him that is little, mercy is granted: but the mighty shall be mightily tormented.. For he which is Lord over all shall fear no person, neither shall he stand in awe of anyone's greatness: for he hath made the small and great, and cares for all alike. But a greater punishment is ready for the more mighty. Unto you therefore, O kings, do I speak, that you may learn wisdom, and not fall away. For they that keep holiness holily shall be judged holy: and they that have learned these things shall know how to answer for his own conduct. Therefore treasure my words; desire them, and you shall be well instructed.