May 30, 2016

Second Peter 1: 2- 7

1:2 Grace to you. And may peace be fulfilled according to the plan of God and of Christ Jesus our Lord,
1:3 in the same manner that all things which are for life and piety have been given to us by his Divine virtue, through the plan of him who has called us to our own glory and virtue.
1:4 Through Christ, he has given us the greatest and most precious promises, so that by these things you may become sharers in the Divine Nature, fleeing from the corruption of that desire which is in the world.
1:5 But as for you, taking up every concern, minister virtue in your faith; and in virtue, knowledge;
1:6 and in knowledge, moderation; and in moderation, patience; and in patience, piety;
1:7 and in piety, love of brotherhood; and in love of brotherhood, charity.

The Holy Gospel According to Mark 12: 1-12

12:1 At that time, Jesus went out through the ripe grain on the Sabbath. And his disciples, being hungry, began to separate the grain and to eat.
12:2 Then the Pharisees, seeing this, said to him, “Behold, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbaths.”
12:3 But he said to them: “Have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and those who were with him:
12:4 how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests?
12:5 Or have you not read in the law, that on the Sabbaths the priests in the temple violate the Sabbath, and they are without guilt?
12:6 But I say to you, that something greater than the temple is here.
12:7 And if you knew what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would never have condemned the innocent.
12:8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”
12:9 And when he had passed from there, he went into their synagogues.
12:10 And behold, there was a man who had a withered hand, and they questioned him, so that they might accuse him, saying, “Is it lawful to cure on the Sabbaths?”
12:11 But he said to them: “Who is there among you, having even one sheep, if it will have fallen into a pit on the Sabbath, would not take hold of it and lift it up?
12:12 How much better is a man than a sheep? And so, it is lawful to do good on the Sabbaths.”