September 1, 2018

The First Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians   1: 26-31

1:26 So take care of your vocation, brothers. For not many are wise according to the flesh, not many are powerful, not many are noble.
1:27 But God has chosen the foolish of the world, so that he may confound the wise. And God has chosen the weak of the world, so that he may confound the strong.
1:28 And God has chosen the ignoble and contemptible of the world, those who are nothing, so that he may reduce to nothing those who are something.
1:29 So then, nothing that is of the flesh should glory in his sight.
1:30 But you are of him in Christ Jesus, who was made by God to be our wisdom and justice and sanctification and redemption.
1:31 And so, in the same way, it was written: “Whoever glories, should glory in the Lord.”

The Holy Gospel According to Matthew   25: 14-20

25:14 For it is like a man setting out on a long journey, who called his servants and delivered to them his goods.
25:15 And to one he gave five talents, and to another two, yet to another he gave one, to each according to his own ability. And promptly, he set out.
25:16 Then he who had received five talents went out, and he made use of these, and he gained another five.
25:17 And similarly, he who had received two gained another two.
25:18 But he who had received one, going out, dug into the earth, and he hid the money of his lord.
25:19 Yet truly, after a long time, the lord of those servants returned and he settled accounts with them.
25:20 And when he who had received five talents approached, he brought another five talents, saying: ‘Lord, you delivered five talents to me. Behold, I have increased it by another five.’