Scripture Readings

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Luke 15:1-10 (Gospel)

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Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to Him to hear Him.
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And the Pharisees and scribes complained, saying, “This Man receives sinners and eats with them.”
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So He spoke this parable to them, saying:
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What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?
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And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
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And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’
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I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.
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Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it?
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And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!’
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Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.