May 16, 2020


The Acts of the Apostles    16: 1-10

16:1Then he arrived at Derbe and Lystra. And behold, a certain disciple named Timothy was there, the son of a faithful Jewish woman, his father a Gentile.
16:2The brothers who were at Lystra and Iconium rendered good testimony to him.
16:3Paul wanted this man to travel with him, and taking him, he circumcised him, because of the Jews who were in those places. For they all knew that his father was a Gentile.
16:4And as they were traveling through the cities, they delivered to them the dogmas to be kept, which were decreed by the Apostles and elders who were at Jerusalem.
16:5And certainly, the Churches were being strengthened in faith and were increasing in number every day.
16:6Then, while crossing through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were prevented by the Holy Spirit from speaking the Word in Asia.
16:7But when they had arrived in Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not permit them.
16:8Then, when they had crossed through Mysia, they descended to Troas.
16:9And a vision in the night was revealed to Paul of a certain man of Macedonia, standing and pleading with him, and saying: “Cross into Macedonia and help us!”
16:10Then, after he saw the vision, immediately we sought to set out for Macedonia, having been assured that God had called us to evangelize to them.


The Holy Gospel According to John    15: 18-21

15:18If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before you.
15:19If you had been of the world, the world would love what is its own. Yet truly, you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world; because of this, the world hates you.
15:20Remember my saying that I told you: The servant is not greater than his Lord. If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they have kept my word, they will keep yours also.
15:21But all these things they will do to you because of my name, for they do not know him who sent me.