Tue 9 June
Tuesday of week 10 of the year, or Saint Ephraem, deacon, Doctor
2 Corinthians 1:18-22
I swear by Godâ€™s truth, there is no Yes and No about what we say to you. The Son of God, the Christ Jesus that we proclaimed among youÂ â€“ I mean Silvanus and Timothy and IÂ â€“ was never Yes and No: with him it was always Yes, and however many the promises God made, the Yes to them all is in him. That is why it is â€˜through himâ€™ that we answer Amen to the praise of God. Remember it is God himself who assures us all, and you, of our standing in Christ, and has anointed us, marking us with his seal and giving us the pledge, the Spirit, that we carry in our hearts.
Psalm or canticle
Jesus said to his disciples, â€˜You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes tasteless, what can make it salty again? It is good for nothing, and can only be thrown out to be trampled underfoot by men.
â€˜You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill-top cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp to put it under a tub; they put it on the lamp-stand where it shines for everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine in the sight of men, so that, seeing your good works, they may give the praise to your Father in heaven.â€™
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By Matthew Warner - Jun 8, 2009 at 4:30 pm