Epistle • 2 Corinthians 10:17-18; 11:1-2
Lesson from the second Epistle of Blessed Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians.
[Jesus is the heavenly Bridegroom of chaste souls.]
Brethren, he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he who commendeth himself is approved: but he whom God commendeth. Would to God you could bear with some little of my folly, but do bear with me: for I am jealous of you with the jealousy of God. For I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
Gospel • Luke 10:38-42
Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Luke.
[Martha received Jesus into her house.]
At that time, Jesus entered into a certain town; and a certain woman named Martha, received Him into her house: and she had a sister called Mary, who sitting also at the Lord’s feet, heard His word. But Martha was busy about much serving: who stood and said, Lord, hast Thou no care that my sister hath left me alone to serve? Speak to her therefore, that she help me. And the Lord answering, said to her: Martha, Martha, thou art careful, and art troubled about many things: but one thing is necessary. Mary hath chosen the best part, which shall not be taken away from her.