October 16, 2014

Reading

Ephesians   1: 1-10

1:1 Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, to all the saints who are at Ephesus and to the faithful in Christ Jesus.

1:2 Grace and peace to you from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavens, in Christ,

1:4 just as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, so that we would be holy and immaculate in his sight, in charity.

1:5 He has predestined us to adoption as sons, through Jesus Christ, in himself, according to the purpose of his will,

1:6 for the praise of the glory of his grace, with which he has gifted us in his beloved Son.

1:7 In him, we have redemption through his blood: the remission of sins in accord with the riches of his grace,

1:8 which is superabundant in us, with all wisdom and prudence.

1:9 So does he make known to us the mystery of his will, which he has set forth in Christ, in a manner well-pleasing to him,

1:10 in the dispensation of the fullness of time, so as to renew in Christ everything that exists through him in heaven and on earth.

Gospel

Luke    1: 47-54

11:47 Woe to you, who build the tombs of the prophets, while it is your fathers who killed them!
11:48 Clearly, you are testifying that you consent to the actions of your fathers, because even though they killed them, you build their sepulchers.
11:49 Because of this also, the wisdom of God said: I will send to them Prophets and Apostles, and some of these they will kill or persecute,
11:50 so that the blood of all the Prophets, which has been shed since the foundation of the world, may be charged against this generation:
11:51 from the blood of Abel, even to the blood of Zachariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary. So I say to you: it will be required of this generation!
11:52 Woe to you, experts in the law! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You yourselves do not enter, and those who were entering, you would have prohibited.”
11:53 Then, while he was saying these things to them, the Pharisees and the experts in the law began to insist strongly that he restrain his mouth about many things.
11:54 And waiting to ambush him, they sought something from his mouth that they might seize upon, in order to accuse him.

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