November 12, 2019

Wisdom 2: 23- 3: 9

2:23For God created man to be immortal, and he made him in the image of his own likeness.
2:24But by the envy of the devil, death entered the world,
2:25yet they imitate him, who are from his side.
3:1But the souls of the just are in the hand of God and no torment of death will touch them.
3:2In the eyes of the foolish, they seemed to die, and their departure was considered an affliction,
3:3and their going away from us, a banishment. Yet they are in peace.
3:4And though, in the sight of men, they suffered torments, their hope is full of immortality.
3:5Troubled in few things, in many things they will be well compensated, because God has tested them and found them worthy of himself.
3:6Like gold in the furnace, he has proved them, and as a holocaust victim, he has received them, and in the time of their visitation
3:7they will shine, and they will dash about like sparks among stubble.
3:8They will judge the nations and they will rule over the people, and their Lord will reign forever.
3:9Those who trust in him, will understand the truth, and those who are faithful in love will rest in him, because grace and peace is for his elect.

Luke 17: 7- 10

17:7But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, would say to him, as he was returning from the field, ‘Come in immediately; sit down to eat,’
17:8and would not say to him: ‘Prepare my dinner; gird yourself and minister to me, while I eat and drink; and after these things, you shall eat and drink?’
17:9Would he be grateful to that servant, for doing what he commanded him to do?
17:10I think not. So too, when you have done all these things that have been taught to you, you should say: ‘We are useless servants. We have done what we should have done.’ ”