For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:Wise words to ponder.
If by any means I may provoke to emulation [them which are] my flesh, and might save some of them.
For if the casting away of them [be] the reconciling of the world, what [shall] the receiving [of them be], but life from the dead?
For the gifts and calling of God [are] without repentance.
For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Quote #141: epistle reading for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The second reading assigned in the Catholic lectionary for this Sunday is taken from St. Paul's letter to the Romans 11.13-15, 29-32. That portion of scripture reads as follows in the venerable King James Version of the New Testament: