November 3, 2015

Romans 12: 5- 16

12:5 so also we, being many, are one body in Christ, and each one is a part, the one of the other.
12:6 And we each have different gifts, according to the grace that has been given to us: whether prophecy, in agreement with the reasonableness of faith;
12:7 or ministry, in ministering; or he who teaches, in doctrine;
12:8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, in simplicity; he who governs, in solicitude; he who shows mercy, in cheerfulness.
12:9 Let love be without falseness: hating evil, clinging to what is good,
12:10 loving one another with fraternal charity, surpassing one another in honor:
12:11 in solicitude, not lazy; in spirit, fervent; serving the Lord;
12:12 in hope, rejoicing; in tribulation, enduring; in prayer, ever-willing;
12:13 in the difficulties of the saints, sharing; in hospitality, attentive.
12:14 Bless those who are persecuting you: bless, and do not curse.
12:15 Rejoice with those who are rejoicing. Weep with those who are weeping.
12:16 Be of the same mind toward one another: not savoring what is exalted, but consenting in humility. Do not choose to seem wise to yourself.

Luke 14: 15- 24

14:15 When someone sitting at table with him had heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is he who will eat bread in the kingdom of God.”
14:16 So he said to him: “A certain man prepared a great feast, and he invited many.
14:17 And he sent his servant, at the hour of the feast, to tell the invited to come; for now everything was ready.
14:18 And at once they all began to make excuses. The first said to him: ‘I bought a farm, and I need to go out and see it. I ask you to excuse me.’
14:19 And another said: ‘I bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to examine them. I ask you to excuse me.’
14:20 And another said, ‘I have taken a wife, and therefore I am not able to go.’
14:21 And returning, the servant reported these things to his lord. Then the father of the family, becoming angry, said to his servant: ‘Go out quickly into the streets and neighborhoods of the city. And lead here the poor, and the disabled, and the blind, and the lame.’
14:22 And the servant said: ‘It has been done, just as you ordered, lord, and there is still room.’
14:23 And the lord said to the servant: ‘Go out to the highways and hedges, and compel them to enter, so that my house may be filled.
14:24 For I tell you, that none of those men who were invited will taste of my feast.’ ”