October 2, 2020


The Book of Exodus   23: 20-23

23:20Behold, I will send my Angel, who will go before you, and preserve you on your journey, and lead you into the place that I have prepared.
23:21Heed him, and hear his voice, and do not hold him in disregard. For he will not release you when you have sinned, and my name is in him.
23:22But if you listen to his voice and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies, and I will afflict those who afflict you.
23:23And my Angel will go before you, and he will bring you to the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Canaanite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, whom I will crush.



The Book of Job    38: 1, 12-21, 40: 3-5

38:1But the Lord, responding to Job from a whirlwind, said:
38:12Did you, after your birth, command the birth of the sun and show the sunrise its place?
38:13And did you hold the extremities of the earth, shaking them, and have you shaken the impious out of it?
38:14The seal will be restored like clay, and it will remain in place like a garment.
38:15From the impious, the light will be taken away, and the exalted arm will be broken.
38:16Have you entered the depths of the sea, and have you taken a walk in the uttermost parts of the abyss?
38:17Have the gates of death been opened to you, and have you seen the doors of darkness?
38:18Have you considered the breadth of the earth? If you know all things, reveal them to me.
38:19Which is the way that holds the light, and which is the place of darkness?
38:20In this way, you might lead each thing to its final place, and understand the paths of its house.
38:21So then, did you know when you were to be born? And did you know the number of your days
40:3Will you make my judgment null and void; and will you condemn me so that you may be justified?
40:4And do you have an arm like God, or a voice like thunder?
40:5Envelop yourself with splendor, and raise yourself up on high, and be glorious, and put on splendid garments.


The holy Gospel According to Matthew   18: 1-5, 10

18:1In that hour, the disciples drew near to Jesus, saying, “Whom do you consider to be greater in the kingdom of heaven?”
18:2And Jesus, calling to himself a little child, placed him in their midst.
18:3And he said: “Amen I say to you, unless you change and become like little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
18:4Therefore, whoever will have humbled himself like this little child, such a one is greater in the kingdom of heaven.
18:5And whoever shall accept one such little child in my name, accepts me.
18:10See to it that you do not despise even one of these little ones. For I say to you, that their Angels in heaven continually look upon the face of my Father, who is in heaven.