in our baptism you adopted us for your own.
Quicken, we pray, your Spirit within us,
that we, being renewed both in body and mind,
may worship you in sincerity and truth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
READING FROM THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH
These are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent
from Jerusalem to the remaining elders among the exiles, and to
the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar
had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. Thus says the Lord
of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent
into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in
them; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Take wives and have
sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your
daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters;
multiply there, and do not decrease. But seek the welfare of the
city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its
behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.
JEREMIAH 29:1, 4-7
REFRAIN Be joyful in God, all you lands.
joyful in God, all you lands; sing the glory of his Name; sing the
glory of his praise.
to God, "How awesome are your deeds! because of your great
strength your enemies cringe before you.
the earth bows down before you, sings to you, sings out your
now and see the works of God, how wonderful he is in his doing
toward all people.
turned the sea into dry land, so that they went through the water
on foot, and there we rejoiced in him.
his might he rules for ever; his eyes keep watch over the nations;
let no rebel rise up against him. R
our God, you peoples; make the voice of his praise to be heard;
holds our souls in life, and will not allow our feet to slip.
you, O God, have proved us; you have tried us just as silver is
brought us into the snare; you laid heavy burdens upon our backs.
let enemies ride over our heads; we went through fire and water;
but you brought us out into a place of refreshment. R
READING FROM THE SECOND LETTER OF PAUL TO TIMOTHY
Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David
- that is my gospel, for which I suffer hardship, even to the
point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not
chained. Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect,
so that they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ
Jesus, with eternal glory. The saying is sure: If we have died
with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also
reign with him; if we deny him, he will also deny us; if we are
faithless, he remains faithful - for he cannot deny himself.
Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to
avoid wrangling over words, which does no good but only ruins
those who are listening. Do your best to present yourself to God
as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed,
rightly explaining the word of truth.
2 TIMOTHY 2:8-15
HOLY GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
ACCORDING TO LUKE
On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between
Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers
approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying,
"Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!" When he saw them, he
said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests."
And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he
saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud
voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him. And
he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, "Were not ten made
clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found
to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" Then
he said to him, "Get up and go on your way; your faith has
made you well."