Acts of the Apostles 2: 36-41
|2:36||Therefore, may the entire house of Israel know most certainly that God has made this same Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”|
|2:37||Now when they had heard these things, they were contrite in heart, and they said to Peter and to the other Apostles: “What should we do, noble brothers?”|
|2:38||Yet truly, Peter said to them: “Do penance; and be baptized, each one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins. And you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.|
|2:39||For the Promise is for you and for your sons, and for all who are far away: for whomever the Lord our God will have called.”|
|2:40||And then, with very many other words, he testified and he exhorted them, saying, “Save yourselves from this depraved generation.”|
|2:41||Therefore, those who accepted his discourse were baptized. And about three thousand souls were added on that day.|
2:20 For what glory is there, if you sin and then suffer a beating? But if you do well and suffer patiently, this is grace with God.
2:21 For you have been called to this because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example, so that you would follow in his footsteps.
2:22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.
2:23 And when evil was spoken against him, he did not speak evil. When he suffered, he did not threaten. Then he handed himself over to him who judged him unjustly.
2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body upon the tree, so that we, having died to sin, would live for justice. By his wounds, you have been healed.
2:25 For you were like wandering sheep. But now you have been turned back toward the Pastor and the Bishop of your souls.
The Holy Gospel According to John 10: 1-10
|10:1||“Amen, amen, I say to you, he who does not enter through the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up by another way, he is a thief and a robber.|
|10:2||But he who enters through the door is the shepherd of the sheep.|
|10:3||To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name, and he leads them out.|
|10:4||And when he has sent out his sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice.|
|10:5||But they do not follow a stranger; instead they flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.”|
|10:6||Jesus spoke this proverb to them. But they did not understand what he was saying to them.|
|10:7||Therefore, Jesus spoke to them again: “Amen, amen, I say to you, that I am the door of the sheep.|
|10:8||All others, as many as have come, are thieves and robbers, and the sheep did not listen to them.|
|10:9||I am the door. If anyone has entered through me, he will be saved. And he shall go in and go out, and he shall find pastures.|
|10:10||The thief does not come, except so that he may steal and slaughter and destroy. I have come so that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.|