October 1, 2014


The Book of Job   9: 1-12, 14-16

9:1 And Job, responding, said:
9:2 Truly, I know that it is so, and that man cannot be justified compared with God.
9:3 If he chooses to contend with him, he is not able to respond to him once out of a thousand times.
9:4 He is understanding in heart and mighty in strength; who has resisted him and yet had peace?
9:5 He has moved mountains, and those whom he overthrew in his fury did not know it.
9:6 He shakes the earth out of its place and its pillars tremble.
9:7 He commands the sun and it does not rise, and he closes the stars as if under a seal.
9:8 He alone extends the heavens, and he walks upon the waves of the sea.
9:9 He fashions Arcturus, and Orion, and Hyades, and the interior of the south.
9:10 He accomplishes great and incomprehensible and miraculous things, which cannot be numbered.
9:11 If he approaches me, I will not see him; if he departs, I will not understand.
9:12 If he suddenly should question, who will answer him? Or who can say, “Why did you do so?”
9:14 what am I then, that I should answer him and exchange words with him?
9:15 And if I now have any justice, I will not respond, but will beseech my judge.
9:16 And if he should listen to me when I call, I would not believe that he had heard my voice.


The Holy Gospel According to Luke   9: 57-62

9:57 And it happened that, as they were walking along the way, someone said to him, “I will follow you, wherever you will go.”
9:58 Jesus said to him: “Foxes have dens, and the birds of the air have nests. But the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.”
9:59 Then he said to another, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.”
9:60 And Jesus said to him: “Let the dead bury their dead. But you go and announce the kingdom of God.”
9:61 And another said: “I will follow you, Lord. But permit me first to explain this to those of my house.”
9:62 Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow, and then looks back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”


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