August 26, 2021

First Letter to Thessalonians 3: 7- 13

3:7 As a result, we were consoled in you, brothers, in the midst of all our difficulties and tribulations, through your faith.

3:8 For we now live so that you may stand firm in the Lord.

3:9 For what thanks would we be able to repay to God because of you, for all the joy with which we rejoice over you before our God?

3:10 For night and day, ever more abundantly, we are praying that we may see your face, and that we may complete those things that are lacking in your faith.

3:11 But may God our Father himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you.

3:12 And may the Lord multiply you, and make you abound in your charity toward one another and toward all, just as we also do toward you,

3:13 in order to confirm your hearts without blame, in sanctity, before God our Father, unto the return of our Lord Jesus Christ, with all his saints. Amen.


The Holy Gospel According to Matthew    24: 42-51

24:42 Therefore, be vigilant. For you do not know at what hour your Lord will return.
24:43 But know this: if only the father of the family knew at what hour the thief would arrive, he would certainly keep vigil and not permit his house to be broken into.
24:44 For this reason, you also must be prepared, for you do not know at what hour the Son of man will return.
24:45 Consider this: who is a faithful and prudent servant, who has been appointed by his lord over his family, to give them their portion in due time?
24:46 Blessed is that servant, if, when his lord has arrived, he shall find him doing so.
24:47 Amen I say to you, he shall appoint him over all of his goods.
24:48 But if that evil servant has said in his heart, ‘My lord has been delayed in returning,’
24:49 and so, he begins to strike his fellow servants, and he eats and drinks with the inebriated:
24:50 then the lord of that servant will arrive on a day that he does not expect, and at an hour that he does not know.
24:51 And he shall separate him, and he shall place his portion with the hypocrites, where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”