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St. Joseph Calasanctius


August 27

Epistle  •  Wisdom 10:10-14

Lesson from the Book of Wisdom.

[The Lord guided the just in the same manner as His Wisdom guided the holy fathers.]

The Lord conducted the just through the right ways, and showed him the Kingdom of God, and gave him the knowledge of the holy things: made him honorable in his labors, and accomplished his labors. In the deceit of them that overreached him He stood by him, and made him honorable. He kept him safe from his enemies, and He defended him from seducers and gave him a strong conflict, that he might overcome and know that wisdom is mightier than all.

He forsook not the just when he was sold, but delivered him from sinners: He went down with him into the pit, and in bands He left him not, till He brought him the scepter of the kingdom, and power against those that oppressed him; and showed them to be liars that had accused him: and the Lord our God gave him everlasting glory.

Gospel  •  Matthew 18:1-5

Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.  

[Christ teaches humility to His followers.]

At that time the disciples came to Jesus saying: Who thinkest Thou is the greater in the Kingdom of Heaven? And Jesus calling unto Him a little child, set him in the midst of them and said: Amen, I say to you, unless you be converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater in the Kingdom of Heaven. And he that shall receive one such little child in My Name, receiveth Me.

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