September 13, 2016

Reading

The First Letter to the Corinthians  12: 12-14, 27-31

12:12 For just as the body is one, and yet has many parts, so all the parts of the body, though they are many, are only one body. So also is Christ.

12:13 And indeed, in one Spirit, we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether servant or free. And we all drank in the one Spirit.

12:14 For the body, too, is not one part, but many.

12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and parts like any part.

12:28 And indeed, God has established a certain order in the Church: first Apostles, second Prophets, third Teachers, next miracle-workers, and then the grace of healing, of helping others, of governing, of different kinds of languages, and of the interpretation of words.

12:29 Are all Apostles? Are all Prophets? Are all Teachers?

12:30 Are all workers of miracles? Do all have the grace of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret?

12:31 But be zealous for the better charisms. And I reveal to you a yet more excellent way.

The Holy Gospel According to Luke    7: 11-17

7:11 And it happened afterwards that he went to a city, which is called Nain. And his disciples, and an abundant crowd, went with him.
7:12 Then, when he had drawn near to the gate of the city, behold, a deceased person was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her.
7:13 And when the Lord had seen her, being moved by mercy over her, he said to her, “Do not weep.”
7:14 And he drew near and touched the coffin. Then those who carried it stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.”
7:15 And the dead youth sat up and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother.
7:16 Then fear fell over all of them. And they magnified God, saying: “For a great prophet has risen up among us,” and, “For God has visited his people.”
7:17 And this word about him went out to all of Judea and to the entire surrounding region.