August 10, 2021

Feast of St. Lawrence

Second Paul to Corinthians 9: 6- 10

9:6 But I say this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly. And whoever sows with blessings shall also reap from blessings:
9:7 each one giving, just as he has determined in his heart, neither out of sadness, nor out of obligation. For God loves a cheerful giver.
9:8 And God is able to make every grace abound in you, so that, always having what you need in all things, you may abound unto every good work,
9:9 just as it was written: “He has distributed widely, he has given to the poor; his justice remains from age to age.”
9:10 And he who ministers seed to the sower will offer you bread to eat, and will multiply your seed, and will increase the growth of the fruits of your justice.

John 12: 24- 26

12:24 Amen, amen, I say to you, unless the grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies,
12:25 it remains alone. But if it dies, it yields much fruit. Whoever loves his life, will lose it. And whoever hates his life in this world, preserves it unto eternal life.
12:26 If anyone serves me, let him follow me. And where I am, there too my minister shall be. If anyone has served me, my Father will honor him.