Scripture Readings

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Luke 12:32-40 (Gospel, St. Alexander)

32
Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
33
Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys.
34
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
35
Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning;
36
and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately.
37
Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them.
38
And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
39
But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.
40
Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.