"Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." John 6:68



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Thursday, 16 November 2017
Feast of St Matthew the Evangelist, Apostle



First Letter to Timothy 1,12-19.
I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because he judged me faithful and appointed me to his service,
even though I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a man of violence. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief,
and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of whom I am the foremost.
But for that very reason I received mercy, so that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display the utmost patience, making me an example to those who would come to believe in him for eternal life.
To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
I am giving you these instructions, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies made earlier about you, so that by following them you may fight the good fight,
having faith and a good conscience. By rejecting conscience, certain persons have suffered shipwreck in the faith;


Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 9,9-13.
As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And he got up and followed him.
And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax-collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples.
When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, ‘Why does your teacher eat with tax-collectors and sinners?’
But when he heard this, he said, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.
Go and learn what this means, "I desire mercy, not sacrifice." For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.’






 
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