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From: Philippians 2:12-18
The Children of God Are the Light of the World
 Do all things without grumbling or questioning,  that you may be blame-
less and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and
perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,  holding
fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run
in vain or labor in vain.  Even if I am to be poured as a libation upon the sacri-
ficial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.  Likewise you
also should be glad and rejoice with me.
12-18. St Paul now points out that reflection on Christ’s example should lead
Christians to make a genuine and generous effort to attain salvation. When he
was in their midst, they did try to do this; he is no longer with them, but they
should still be pressing forward (v. 12). In doing so, they are always being
helped by grace, which will lead them to implement God’s plans for them (v.
With God’s help Christians should light up the world by the example of their ho-
nest, simple lives (v. 14). The Apostle points out that his work will be effective if
they conduct themselves as children of God and bear witness to others concer-
ning the word of salvation (vv. 16-17). The Philippians’ response to grace more
than repays him for all his efforts and fills his heart with joy (v. 18).
12-13. Perseverance in faith and charity until the end of one’s life is a gift from
God. This perseverance is possible provided one does not frustrate the graces
which God continues to provide. In this connection the Council of Trent stresses
that “all ought to have most secure hope in the help of God. For unless men are
unfaithful to his grace, God will bring the good work to perfection, just as he be-
gan it, working both the will and the performance” (”De Iustificatione”, chap. 13).
“For his good pleasure”: the grace God gives a person to enable him to perform
supernatural acts is an expression of his benevolence; he wants all men to be
saved. Man can do nothing that leads to eternal life unless he be moved by grace
And yet grace does not overpower our freedom: it is we who love, and we who act.
Man’s inability to perform meritorious actions on his own should not cause him to
lose heart. On the contrary, it is an additional reason why we should be grateful
to God, for he is always ready to give us the help of grace; grace enables us to
do good works, which are efficacious for meriting heaven. St Francis de Sales
gives this example to show the wonderful way God’s love works: “when an affec-
tionate mother is teaching her little child to walk, she helps him and holds him if
necessary, directing him to safer places and more level ground, holding him by
the hand and keeping him there, or lifting him up in her arms. Our Lady similarly
watches over the steps her children take” (”Treatise on the Love of God”, book
3, chap. 4).
God’s solicitude towards us should not, however, be an excuse for inaction on
our part. He is always desirous of entering our soul (cf. Rev 3:20), but he will not
do so if we refuse to listen to his voice; if we bar our heart to him. Hence St
Paul’s advice: “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (v. 12). This
is an urgent invitation to second the action of God’s grace in our soul. The “fear”
and “trembling” are the fear of a good child who does not want to displease some-
one who loves him (cf. 2 Cor 7:15); this filial fear is closely connected with the joy
of sensing God (cf. Ps 2:11) and it is sweetened by the sure knowledge that God
himself is bent on our being holy; “we must [...] not be dispirited. We must not be
stopped by any kind of human calculation. To overcome the obstacles we have to
throw ourselves into the task so that the very effort we make will open up new
paths” (St. J. Escriva, “Christ Is Passing By”, 160).
14-15. In the midst of people who sometimes turn their backs on God, a Chris-
tian should always act in a “blameless and innocent” way that befits a child of
God. By so doing his work and social dealings will be “lights in the world”, sho-
wing everyone the way, with the light of Christ. “Don’t let your life be barren. Be
useful. Make yourself felt. Shine forth with the torch of your faith and your love.
With your apostolic life, wipe out the trail of filth and slime left by the unclean
sowers of hatred. And set aflame all the ways of the earth with the fire of Christ
that you bear in your heart” (St. J. Escriva, “The Way”, 1).
The first Christians did not go in fear of the world, despite being surrounded by
depravity and wickedness. Although the equals of their fellow-citizens, their way
of acting exerted a supernatural influence on the society of which they formed
part. They were putting into practice their Master’s teaching: “Let your light so
shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Fa-
ther who is in heaven” (Mt 5:16).
“The difference between Christians and the rest of mankind is not a matter of na-
tionality, or language, or customs. Christians do not live apart in separate cities
of their own, they do not speak any special dialect, or practice any separate way
of life [...]. To put it briefly, the relationship of Christians is to the world as that of
soul to body. As the soul is diffused through every part of the body, so are Chris-
tians through all the world” (”Letter to Diognetus”, 5, 1 and 2; 6, 1).
Today, as then, Christians continue to be a leaven of spiritual and truly human
life. Nothing human is a matter of indifference to them.
In addition to the many human reasons which motivate this way of acting, the
faithful also draw inspiration from their faith: “Every Christian should make Christ
present among men; he ought to act in such a way that those who know him
sense ‘the fragrance of Christ’ (cf. 2 Cor 2:15). People should be able to recog-
nize the Master in his disciples” (St. J. Escriva, “Christ Is Passing By”, 105).
17. In some of the sacrifices regulated by the Mosaic Law (cf. Ex 29: 40; Num
15:5, 7; 28:14-15) as also in many types of pagan sacrifice, a libation was poured
over the sacrificial victim. In pagan rites this consisted in pouring wine over the ho-
locaust while it was actually burning on the altar. St Paul’s words here refer to this
rite. Up to this he has offered his life as a sacrifice so that the faith might spread
to all men; now he is ready to go further to shed his blood as a libation to make
his sacrifice complete. Should it prove necessary to die a martyr’s death, that
would not sadden him; he would be very happy.
Many saints have felt the same way. St Ignatius of Antioch, for example, asked
the Christians of Rome to sing in thanksgiving to God when the time came for
him to be thrown to the lions: “Suffer me to be a libation poured out to God, while
there is still an altar ready for me. Then you may form a loving choir around it and
sing hymns of praise in Jesus Christ to the Father” (”Letter to the Romans”, II, 2).
Total self-surrender and unreserved commitment to his vocation should categorize
an apostle’s life, for he should always bear in mind that “no ideal becomes a reali-
ty without sacrifice” (St. J. Escriva, “The Way”, 175). Self-denial, therefore is ab-
solutely essential if one is to fully identify with Christ. However, “Many who would
willingly let themselves be nailed to a cross before the astonished gaze of a thou
sand onlookers cannot bear with a Christian spirit the pinpricks of each day!
Think, then, which is the more heroic” (”The Way”, 204).
Source: “The Navarre Bible: Text and Commentaries”. Biblical text from the
Revised Standard Version and New Vulgate. Commentaries by members of
the Faculty of Theology, University of Navarre, Spain.
Published by Four Courts Press, Kill Lane, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland, and
by Scepter Publishers in the United States.
From: Luke 14:25-33
Conditions For Following Jesus
26. These words of our Lord should not disconcert us. Love for God and for Je-
sus should have pride of place in our lives and we should keep away from any-
thing which obstructs this love: “In this world let us love everyone,” St. Gregory
the Great comments, “even though he be our enemy; but let us hate him who
opposes us on our way to God, though he be our relative [...]. We should then,
love, our neighbor; we should have charity towards all — towards relative and to-
wards strangers — but without separating ourselves from the love of God out of
love for them” (”In Evangelia Homiliae”, 37, 3). In the last analysis, it is a mat-
ter of keeping the proper hierarchy of charity: God must take priority over every-
This verse must be understood, therefore, in the context of all of our Lord’s tea-
chings (cf. Luke 6:27-35). These are “hard words. True, ‘hate’ does not exactly
express what Jesus meant. Yet He did put it very strongly, because He doesn’t
just mean ‘love less,’ as some people interpret it in an attempt to tone down the
sentence. The force behind these vigorous words does not lie in their implying
a negative or pitiless attitude, for the Jesus who is speaking here is none other
than that Jesus who commands us to love others as we love ourselves and who
gives up His life for mankind. These words indicate simply that we cannot be
half-hearted when it comes to loving God. Christ’s words could be translated as
‘love more, love better’, in the sense that a selfish or partial love is not enough:
we have to love others with the love of God” (St. J. Escriva, “Christ Is Passing
By”, 97). See the notes on Matthew 10:34-37; Luke 2:49.
As the Second Vatican Council explains, Christians “strive to please God rather
than men, always ready to abandon everything for Christ” (Vatican II, “Apostoli-
cam Actuositatem”, 4).
27. Christ “by suffering for us not only gave us an example so that we might fol-
low in His footsteps, but He also opened up a way. If we follow that way, life and
death becomes holy and acquire a new meaning” (Vatican II, “Gaudium Et Spes”,
The way the Christian follows is that of imitating Christ. We can follow Him only
if we help Him bear His cross. We all have experience of suffering, and suffering
leads to unhappiness unless it is accepted with a Christian outlook. The Cross
is not a tragedy: it is God’s way of teaching us that through sin we can be sanc-
tified, becoming one with Christ and winning Heaven as a reward. This is why it
is so Christian to love pain: “Let us bless pain. Love pain. Sanctify pain....Glori-
fy pain!” (St. J. Escriva, “The Way”, 208).
28-35. Our Lord uses different examples to show that if mere human prudence
means that a person should try to work out in advance the risks he may run,
with all the more reason should a Christian embrace the cross voluntarily and
generously, because there is no other way he can follow Jesus Christ. “’Quia
hic homo coepit aedificare et non potuit consummare! He started to build and
was unable to finish!’ A sad commentary which, if you don’t want, need be
made about you: for you possess everything necessary to crown the edifice of
your sanctification — the grace of God and your own will.” (St. J. Escriva, “The
33. Earlier our Lord spoke about “hating” one’s parents and one’s very life; now
He equally vigorously requires us to be completely detached from possessions.
This verse is a direct application of the two foregoing parables: just as a king is
imprudent if he goes to war with an inadequate army, so anyone is foolish who
thinks he can follow our Lord without renouncing all his possessions. This re-
nunciation should really bite: our heart has to be unencumbered by anything ma-
terial if we are able to follow in our Lord’s footsteps. The reason is, as He tells us
later on, that it is impossible to “serve God and Mammon” (Luke 16:13). Not in-
frequently our Lord asks a person to practice total, voluntary poverty; and He
asks everyone to practice genuine detachment and generosity in the use of ma-
terial things. If a Christian has to be ready to give up even life itself, with all the
more reason should he renounce possessions: If you are a man of God, you will
seek to despise riches as intensely as men of the world seek to possess them”
(St. J. Escriva, “The Way”, 633). See the note on Luke 12:33-34.
Besides, for a soul to become filled with God it must first be emptied of every-
thing that could be an obstacle to God’s indwelling: “The doctrine that the Son
of God came to teach was contempt for all things in order to receive as a reward
the Spirit of God in himself. For, as long as the soul does not reject all things, it
has no capacity to receive the Spirit of God in pure transformation” (St. John of
the Cross, “Ascent of Mount Carmel”, Book 1, Chapter 5, 2).
Source: “The Navarre Bible: Text and Commentaries”. Biblical text from the
Revised Standard Version and New Vulgate. Commentaries by members of
the Faculty of Theology, University of Navarre, Spain.
Published by Four Courts Press, Kill Lane, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland, and
by Scepter Publishers in the United States.
|First reading||Philippians 2:12-18 ©|
|Psalm||Psalm 26:1,4,13-14 ©|
|Gospel||Luke 14:25-33 ©|
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The following is the longer version of the vital prayer composed by Pope Leo XIII in 1888 after his startling vision as to the future of the Church. This prayer was dedicated for the Feast of St. Michael 1448 years from the date of the election of the first Leo - Pope Saint Leo the Great. Everyone is familiar with the first prayer below which was mandated by His Holiness as part of the Leonine Prayers after Low Mass. Below are both the short and longer versions of this poignant prayer which should never be forgotten.
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray, and do thou, O heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.
O glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, spirits of evil. Come to the aid of man, whom God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. Fight this day the battle of our Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in heaven. That cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the Name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay, and cast into eternal perdition, souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. That wicked dragon pours out. as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity. These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on Her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck the sheep may be scattered. Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious powers of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.
R: The Lion of the Tribe of Juda has conquered the root of David.
V: Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.
R: As we have hoped in Thee.
V: O Lord hear my prayer.
R: And let my cry come unto Thee.
V: Let us pray. O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as suppliants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin, immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of our souls. Amen.
Look down upon me, O good and gentle Jesus, while before Thy face I humbly kneel, and with burning soul pray and beseech Thee to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity, true contrition for my sins, and a firm purpose of amendment; the while I contemplate with great love and tender pity Thy five most precious wounds, pondering over them within me, calling to mind the words which David Thy prophet said of Thee, my good Jesus: "They have pierced My hands and My feet; they have numbered all My bones."
Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
We thank you, God our Father, for those who have responded to your call to priestly ministry.
Accept this prayer we offer on their behalf: Fill your priests with the sure knowledge of your love.
Open their hearts to the power and consolation of the Holy Spirit.
Lead them to new depths of union with your Son.
Increase in them profound faith in the Sacraments they celebrate as they nourish, strengthen and heal us.
Lord Jesus Christ, grant that these, your priests, may inspire us to strive for holiness by the power of their example, as men of prayer who ponder your word and follow your will.
O Mary, Mother of Christ and our mother, guard with your maternal care these chosen ones, so dear to the Heart of your Son.
Intercede for our priests, that offering the Sacrifice of your Son, they may be conformed more each day to the image of your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Saint John Vianney, universal patron of priests, pray for us and our priestsThis icon shows Jesus Christ, our eternal high priest.
The gold pelican over His heart represents self-sacrifice.
The border contains an altar and grapevines, representing the Mass, and icons of Melchizedek and St. Jean-Baptiste Vianney.
Melchizedek: king of righteousness (left icon) was priest and king of Jerusalem. He blessed Abraham and has been considered an ideal priest-king.
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1. Sign of the Cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
2. The Apostles Creed: I BELIEVE in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
3. The Lord's Prayer: OUR Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
4. (3) Hail Mary: HAIL Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and in the hour of our death. Amen. (Three times)
5. Glory Be: GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Fatima Prayer: Oh, my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of your mercy.
Announce each mystery, then say 1 Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, 1 Glory Be and 1 Fatima prayer. Repeat the process with each mystery.
End with the Hail Holy Queen:
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve! To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears! Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us; and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus!
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
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St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle
Be our protection against the wickedness
and snares of the devil;
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
Cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls.
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Since the 16th century Catholic piety has assigned entire months to special devotions. As a reminder of our duty to pray for the suffering faithful in Purgatory, the Church has dedicated the month of November to the Holy Souls. The Holy Souls are those who have died in the state of grace but who are not yet free from all punishment due to their unforgiven venial sins and all other sins already forgiven for which satisfaction is still to be made. They are certain of entering Heaven, but first they must suffer in Purgatory. The Holy Souls cannot help themselves because for them the night has come, when no man can work (John 9:4). It is our great privilege of brotherhood that we can shorten their time of separation from God by our prayers, good works, and, especially, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
To Help the Holy Souls in Purgatory:
1. Have the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered up for them.
2. Pray the Rosary and or the Chaplet of Divine Marcy for them, or both.
3. Pray the Stations of the Cross.
4. Offer up little sacrifices and fasting.
5. Spread devotion to them, so that others may pray for them.
6. Attend Eucharistic Adoration and pray for them.
7. Gain all the indulgences you can, and apply them to the Holy Souls
8. Visit to a Cemetery
V. The just shall be in everlasting remembrance;
R. He shall not fear the evil hearing.
V. Absolve, O Lord, the souls of the faithful departed from every bond of sin,R. And by the help of Thy grace may they be enabled to escape the avenging judgment,and to enjoy the happiness of eternal life.V. Because in Thy mercy are deposited the souls that departed in an inferior degree of grace,R. Lord, have mercy.V. Because their present suffering is greatest in the knowledge of the pain that their separation from Thee is causing Thee,R. Lord, have mercy.V. Because of their present inability to add to Thy accidental glory,R. Lord, have mercy.V. Not for our consolation, O Lord; not for their release from purgative pain, O God;but for Thy joy and the greater accidental honour of Thy throne, O Christ the King,R. Lord, have mercy.V. For the souls of our departed friends, relations and benefactors,R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. For those of our family who have fallen asleep in Thy bosom, O Jesus,R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. For those who have gone to prepare our place,R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. (For those who were our brothers [or sisters] in Religion,)R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. For priests who were our spiritual directors,R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. For men or women who were our teachers in school,R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. For those who were our employers (or employees),R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. For those who were our associates in daily toil,R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. For any soul whom we ever offended,R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. For our enemies now departed,R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. For those souls who have none to pray for them,R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. For those forgotten by their friends and kin,R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. For those now suffering the most,R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. For those who have acquired the most merit,R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. For the souls next to be released from Purgatory,R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. For those who, while on earth, were most devoted to God the Holy Ghost, to Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament,to the holy Mother of God,R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. For all deceased popes and prelates,R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. For all deceased priests, seminarians and religious,R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. For all our brethren in the Faith everywhere,R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. For all our separated brethren who deeply loved Thee, and would have come into Thy household had they known the truth,R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. For those souls who need, or in life asked, our prayers,R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. For those, closer to Thee than we are, whose prayers we need,R. grant light and peace, O Lord.V. That those may be happy with Thee forever, who on earth were true exemplars of the Catholic Faith,R. grant them eternal rest, O Lord.V. That those may be admitted to Thine unveiled Presence, who as far as we know never committed mortal sin,R. grant them eternal rest, O Lord.V. That those may be housed in glory, who lived always in recollection and prayer,R. grant them eternal rest, O Lord.V. That those may be given the celestial joy of beholding Thee, who lived lives of mortification and self-denial and penance,R. grant them eternal rest, O Lord.V. That those may be flooded with Thy love, who denied themselves even Thy favours of indulgence and who made the heroic act for the souls who had gone before them,R. grant them eternal rest, O Lord.V. That those may be drawn up to the Beatific Vision, who never put obstacles in the way of sanctifying grace and who ever drew closer in mystical union with Thee,R. grant them eternal rest, O Lord.V. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord,R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.Let Us PrayBe mindful, O Lord, of Thy servants and handmaids, N. and N., who are gone before us with the sign of faith and repose in the sleep of grace. To these, O Lord,and to all who rest in Christ, grant, we beseech Thee, a place of refreshment, light and peace, through the same Christ Our Lord.Amen
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All Saints and All Souls
General Intention: Ministers of the Gospel. That bishops, priests, and all ministers of the Gospel may bear the courageous witness of fidelity to the crucified and risen Lord.
Missionary Intention: Pilgrim Church. That the pilgrim Church on earth may shine as a light to the nations.
|Wednesday, November 07, 2012
The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary:
Behold the handmaid of the Lord: Be it done unto me according to Thy word.
And the Word was made Flesh: And dwelt among us.
|English: Douay-Rheims||Latin: Vulgata Clementina||Greek NT: Byzantine/Majority Text (2000)|
|25.||And there went great multitudes with him. And turning, he said to them:||Ibant autem turbæ multæ cum eo : et conversus dixit ad illos :||συνεπορευοντο δε αυτω οχλοι πολλοι και στραφεις ειπεν προς αυτους|
|26.||If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.||Si quis venit ad me, et non odit patrem suum, et matrem, et uxorem, et filios, et fratres, et sorores, adhuc autem et animam suam, non potest meus esse discipulus.||ει τις ερχεται προς με και ου μισει τον πατερα αυτου και την μητερα και την γυναικα και τα τεκνα και τους αδελφους και τας αδελφας ετι δε και την εαυτου ψυχην ου δυναται μου μαθητης ειναι|
|27.||And whosoever doth not carry his cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple.||Et qui non bajulat crucem suam, et venit post me, non potest meus esse discipulus.||και οστις ου βασταζει τον σταυρον αυτου και ερχεται οπισω μου ου δυναται ειναι μου μαθητης|
|28.||For which of you having a mind to build a tower, doth not first sit down, and reckon the charges that are necessary, whether he have wherewithal to finish it:||Quis enim ex vobis volens turrim ædificare, non prius sedens computat sumptus, qui necessarii sunt, si habeat ad perficiendum,||τις γαρ εξ υμων ο θελων πυργον οικοδομησαι ουχι πρωτον καθισας ψηφιζει την δαπανην ει εχει τα εις απαρτισμον|
|29.||Lest, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able ti finish it, all that see it begin to mock him,||ne, posteaquam posuerit fundamentum, et non potuerit perficere, omnes qui vident, incipiant illudere ei,||ινα μηποτε θεντος αυτου θεμελιον και μη ισχυοντος εκτελεσαι παντες οι θεωρουντες αρξωνται εμπαιζειν αυτω|
|30.||Saying: This man began to build, and was not able to finish.||dicentes : Quia hic homo cpit ædificare, et non potuit consummare ?||λεγοντες οτι ουτος ο ανθρωπος ηρξατο οικοδομειν και ουκ ισχυσεν εκτελεσαι|
|31.||Or what king, about to go to make war against another king, doth not first sit down, and think whether he be able, with ten thousand, to meet him that, with twenty thousand, cometh against him?||Aut quis rex iturus committere bellum adversus alium regem, non sedens prius cogitat, si possit cum decem millibus occurrere ei, qui cum viginti millibus venit ad se ?||η τις βασιλευς πορευομενος συμβαλειν ετερω βασιλει εις πολεμον ουχι καθισας πρωτον βουλευεται ει δυνατος εστιν εν δεκα χιλιασιν απαντησαι τω μετα εικοσι χιλιαδων ερχομενω επ αυτον|
|32.||Or else, whilst the other is yet afar off, sending an embassy, he desireth conditions of peace.||Alioquin adhuc illo longe agente, legationem mittens rogat ea quæ pacis sunt.||ει δε μηγε ετι πορρω αυτου οντος πρεσβειαν αποστειλας ερωτα τα προς ειρηνην|
|33.||So likewise every one of you that doth not renounce all that he possesseth, cannot be my disciple.||Sic ergo omnis ex vobis, qui non renuntiat omnibus quæ possidet, non potest meus esse discipulus.||ουτως ουν πας εξ υμων ος ουκ αποτασσεται πασιν τοις εαυτου υπαρχουσιν ου δυναται μου ειναι μαθητης|
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