September 5, 2014

The First Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians   4: 1-5

4:1 Accordingly, let man consider us to be ministers of Christ and attendants of the mysteries of God.
4:2 Here and now, it is required of attendants that each one be found to be faithful.
4:3 But as for me, it is such a small thing to be judged by you, or by the age of mankind. And neither do I judge myself.
4:4 For I have nothing on my conscience. But I am not justified by this. For the Lord is the One who judges me.
4:5 And so, do not choose to judge before the time, until the Lord returns. He will illuminate the hidden things of the darkness, and he will make manifest the decisions of hearts. And then each one shall have praise from God.

The Holy Gospel According to Luke   5: 33-39

5:33 But they said to him, “Why do the disciples of John fast frequently, and make supplications, and those of the Pharisees act similarly, while yours eat and drink?”
5:34 And he said to them: “How can you cause the sons of the groom to fast, while the groom is still with them?
5:35 But the days will come when the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast, in those days.”
5:36 Then he also made a comparison for them: “For no one sews a patch from a new garment onto an old garment. Otherwise, he both disrupts the new one, and the patch from the new one does not join together with the old one.
5:37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine ruptures the wineskins, and it will be poured out, and the wineskins will be lost.
5:38 Instead, the new wine is put into new wineskins, and both are preserved.
5:39 And no one who is drinking the old, soon wishes for the new. For he says, ‘The old is better.’ ”


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