July 15, 2019

Reading

Exodus 1: 8-14, 22

1:8 Meanwhile, there arose a new king over Egypt, who was ignorant of Joseph.

1:9 And he said to his people: “Behold, the people of the sons of Israel are many, and they are stronger than we are.

1:10 Come, let us wisely oppress them, lest they multiply; and if any war should advance against us, they may be added to our enemies, and having fought against us, they might depart from the land.”

1:11 And so he set over them masters of the works, in order to afflict them with burdens. And they built for Pharaoh the cities of the tabernacles: Pithom and Raamses.

1:12 And the more they oppressed them, so much more did they multiply and increase.

1:13 And the Egyptians hated the sons of Israel, and they afflicted them and mocked them.

1:14 And they led their life directly into bitterness, with hard work in clay and brick, and with all kinds of servitude, so that they were being overwhelmed with the works of the land.

1:22 Therefore, Pharaoh instructed all his people, saying: “Whatever will be born of the male sex, cast it into the river; whatever will be born of the female sex, retain it.”

Gospel

The Holy Gospel According to Matthew 10: 34-11: 1

10:34Do not think that I came to send peace upon the earth. I came, not to send peace, but the sword.
10:35For I came to divide a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
10:36And the enemies of a man will be those of his own household.
10:37Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me. And whoever loves son or daughter above me is not worthy of me.
10:38And whoever does not take up his cross, and follow me is not worthy of me.
10:39Whoever finds his life, will lose it. And whoever will have lost his life because of me, shall find it.
10:40Whoever receives you, receives me. And whoever receives me, receives him who sent me.
10:41Whoever receives a prophet, in the name of a prophet, shall receive the reward of a prophet. And whoever receives the just in the name of the just shall receive the reward of the just.
10:42And whoever shall give, even to one of the least of these, a cup of cold water to drink, solely in the name of a disciple: Amen I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.”
11:1And it happened that, when Jesus had completed instructing his twelve disciples, he went away from there in order to teach and to preach in their cities.