October 1, 2020

Job   19: 21-27

19:21Have mercy on me, have compassion on me, at least you my friends, because the hand of the Lord has touched me.
19:22Why do you pursue me just as God does, and satiate yourselves with my flesh?
19:23Who will grant to me that my words may be written down? Who will grant to me that they may be inscribed in a book,
19:24with an iron pen and a plate of lead, or else be carved in stone?
19:25For I know that my Redeemer lives, and on the last day I will rise out of the earth.
19:26And I will be enveloped again with my skin, and in my flesh I will see my God.
19:27It is he whom I myself will see, and he whom my eyes will behold, and no other. This, my hope, has taken rest in my bosom.

The Holy Gospel According to Luke   10: 1-12

10:1Then, after these things, the Lord also designated another seventy-two. And he sent them in pairs before his face, into every city and place where he was to arrive.
10:2And he said to them: “Certainly the harvest is great, but the workers are few. Therefore, ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers into his harvest.
10:3Go forth. Behold, I send you out like lambs among wolves.
10:4Do not choose to carry a purse, nor provisions, nor shoes; and you shall greet no one along the way.
10:5Into whatever house you will have entered, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’
10:6And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, it will return to you.
10:7And remain in the same house, eating and drinking the things that are with them. For the worker is worthy of his pay. Do not choose to pass from house to house.
10:8And into whatever city you have entered and they have received you, eat what they set before you.
10:9And cure the sick who are in that place, and proclaim to them, ‘The kingdom of God has drawn near to you.’
10:10But into whatever city you have entered and they have not received you, going out into its main streets, say:
10:11‘Even the dust which clings to us from your city, we wipe away against you. Yet know this: the kingdom of God has drawn near.’
10:12I say to you, that in that day, Sodom will be forgiven more than that city will be.