August 7, 2018

Reading

The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah   30: 1-2,12-15, 18-22

30:1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying:
30:2 “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, saying: You shall write in a book all the words that I have spoken to you.
30:12 For thus says the Lord: “Your fracture is incurable; your wound is very serious.
30:13 There is no one who may judge your judgment, so as to bandage it; there is no useful treatment for you.
30:14 All your lovers have forgotten you, and they will not seek you. For I have wounded you with the strike of an enemy, with a cruel chastisement. Your sins have become hardened because of the multitude of your iniquities.
30:15 Why do you cry out over your affliction? Your pain is incurable. I have done these things to you because of the multitude of your iniquity and because of your hardened sins.
30:18 Thus says the Lord: “Behold, I will turn back the turning away of the tabernacles of Jacob, and I will take pity on his roofs. And the city will be built up in her heights, and the temple will be founded according to its order.
30:19 And praise will go forth from them, with the voice of those who play. And I will multiply them, and they will not be lessened. And I will glorify them, and they will not be weakened.
30:20 And their sons will be as in the beginning. And their assembly will remain in my sight. And I will visit against all those who trouble them.
30:21 And their ruler will one of their own. And their prince will be led forward from their midst. And I will draw him near, and he will cling to me. For who is the one who applies his heart, so that he may draw near to me, says the Lord?
30:22 And you shall be my people, and I will be your God.”

Gospel

The Holy Gospel According to Matthew   14: 22-26

14:22 And Jesus promptly compelled his disciples to climb into the boat, and to precede him in crossing the sea, while he dismissed the crowds.
14:23 And having dismissed the multitude, he ascended alone onto a mountain to pray. And when evening arrived, he was alone there.
14:24 But in the midst of the sea, the boat was being tossed about by the waves. For the wind was against them.
14:25 Then, in the fourth watch of the night, he came to them, walking upon the sea.
14:26 And seeing him walking upon the sea, they were disturbed, saying: “It must be an apparition.” And they cried out, because of fear.