Saturday, 14 July 2018 -
Saturday of the Fourteenth week in Ordinary Time
Readings of day

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 10:24-33.

Jesus said to his Apostles: “No disciple is above his teacher, no slave above his master.
It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, for the slave that he become like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more those of his household!
Therefore do not be afraid of them. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known.
What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.
And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.
Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father's knowledge.
Even all the hairs of your head are counted.
So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.
But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father."
Copyright © Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, USCCB

Odes of Solomon
"Fear not... do not be afraid"

I praise you, O Lord because I love you. O Most High, abandon me not, for you are my hope. Freely did I receive your grace, may I live by it. My persecutors will come, but let them not see me. Let a cloud of darkness fall upon their eyes; and let an air of thick darkness obscure them. And let them have no light to see, so that they cannot seize me... For they have devised a counsel, but it was not for them. They prepared themselves maliciously, but they were found to be impotent. Indeed my hope is upon the Lord and I shall not fear. And because the Lord is my salvation I shall not fear. And he is as a crown upon my head, and I shall not be disturbed. Even if everything should be shaken, I shall stand firm. And though all things visible should perish, I shall not die; Because the Lord is with me, and I with him. Hallelujah!

No.5 (trans. J.H. Charlesworth)