May 25, 2016

First Peter 1: 18- 25

1:18 For you know that it was not with corruptible gold or silver that you were redeemed away from your useless behavior in the traditions of your fathers,
1:19 but it was with the precious blood of Christ, an immaculate and undefiled lamb,
1:20 foreknown, certainly, before the foundation of the world, and made manifest in these latter times for your sake.
1:21 Through him, you have been faithful to God, who raised him up from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope would be in God.
1:22 So chastise your souls with the obedience of charity, in fraternal love, and love one another from a simple heart, attentively.
1:23 For you have been born again, not from corruptible seed, but from what is incorruptible, from the Word of God, living and remaining for all eternity.
1:24 For all flesh is like the grass and all its glory is like the flower of the grass. The grass withers and its flower falls away.
1:25 But the Word of the Lord endures for eternity. And this is the Word that has been evangelized to you.

The Holy Gospel According to Mark 10: 32-45

10:32 Now they were on the way ascending to Jerusalem. And Jesus went ahead of them, and they were astonished. And those following him were afraid. And again, taking aside the twelve, he began to tell them what was about to happen to him.
10:33 “For behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man will be handed over to the leaders of the priests, and to the scribes, and the elders. And they will condemn him to death, and they will hand him over to the Gentiles.
10:34 And they will mock him, and spit on him, and scourge him, and put him to death. And on the third day, he will rise again.”
10:35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, drew near to him, saying, “Teacher, we wish that whatever we will ask, you would do for us.”
10:36 But he said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?”
10:37 And they said, “Grant to us that we may sit, one at your right and the other at your left, in your glory.”
10:38 But Jesus said to them: “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink from the chalice from which I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am to be baptized?”
10:39 But they said to him, “We can.” Then Jesus said to them: “Indeed, you shall drink from the chalice, from which I drink; and you shall be baptized with the baptism, with which I am to be baptized.
10:40 But to sit at my right, or at my left, is not mine to give to you, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”
10:41 And the ten, upon hearing this, began to be indignant toward James and John.
10:42 But Jesus, calling them, said to them: “You know that those who seem to be leaders among the Gentiles dominate them, and their leaders exercise authority over them.
10:43 But it is not to be this way among you. Instead, whoever would become greater shall be your minister;
10:44 and whoever will be first among you shall be the servant of all.
10:45 So, too, the Son of man has not come so that they would minister to him, but so that he would minister and would give his life as a redemption for many.”