Letter to the Romans 7:18-25a.
For I know that good
does not dwell in me, that is, in my flesh. The willing is ready at hand, but doing the good is
For I do not do the good I want, but I do the evil
I do not want.
Now if (I) do what I do not want, it is
no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.
then, I discover the principle that when I want to do right, evil is at hand.
For I take delight in the law of God, in my inner self,
but I see in my members another principle at war with the law of my
mind, taking me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.
Miserable one that I am! Who will deliver me from this mortal
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Therefore, I myself, with my mind, serve the law of God but, with my flesh, the law of
Teach me wisdom and knowledge, for in
your commands I trust.
You are good and do what is
good; teach me your laws.
May your love comfort me in
accord with your promise to your servant.
compassion that I may live, for your teaching is my delight.
I will never forget your precepts; through
them you give me life.
I am yours; save me, for I
cherish your precepts.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke
He also said to the crowds, "When you see (a) cloud rising in the west you say immediately
that it is going to rain--and so it does;
and when you
notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot--and so it
You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the
appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present
Why do you not judge for yourselves what is
If you are to go with your opponent before a
magistrate, make an effort to settle the matter on the way; otherwise your opponent will turn you
over to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the constable, and the constable throw you into
I say to you, you will not be released until
you have paid the last penny."