And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.
“But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity.
When Israel was a youth I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son. The more they called them, The more they went from them; They kept sacrificing to the Baals And burning incense to idols…
When Israel was a youth I loved him, and out of Egypt I called My son.
Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and proclaim to it the proclamation which I am going to tell you…
Let love of the brethren continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it…
“My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning. O my God, I cry by day, but You do not answer; And by night, but I have no rest.”
We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints;