August 30, 2012, Gospel

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.”


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