Book of Ezekiel
For thus says the Lord GOD: I myself will look after and tend my
As a shepherd tends his flock when he finds
himself among his scattered sheep, so will I tend my sheep. I will rescue them from every place
where they were scattered when it was cloudy and dark.
I myself will pasture my sheep; I myself will give them rest, says the Lord
The lost I will seek out, the strayed I will bring
back, the injured I will bind up, the sick I will heal (but the sleek and the strong I will
destroy), shepherding them rightly.
As for you, my
sheep, says the Lord GOD, I will judge between one sheep and another, between rams and
A psalm of David. The LORD is my
shepherd; there is nothing I lack.
In green pastures
you let me graze; to safe waters you lead me;
pastures you let me graze; to safe waters you lead me;
you restore my strength. You guide me along the right path for the sake of your
set a table before me as my enemies watch; You anoint my head with oil; my cup
Only goodness and love will pursue me all
the days of my life; I will dwell in the house of the LORD for years to come.
First Letter to
the Corinthians 15:20-26.28.
But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those
who have fallen asleep.
For since death came through a
human being, the resurrection of the dead came also through a human being.
For just as in Adam all die, so too in Christ shall all be brought to
but each one in proper order: Christ the
firstfruits; then, at his coming, those who belong to Christ;
then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to his God and Father, when he has
destroyed every sovereignty and every authority and power.
For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
The last enemy to be destroyed is death,
When everything is subjected to him, then the Son himself will (also)
be subjected to the one who subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 25:31-46.
Jesus said to his
disciples: «When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon
his glorious throne,
and all the nations will be
assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep
from the goats.
He will place the sheep on his right and the
goats on his left.
Then the king will say to those on his
right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the
foundation of the world.
For I was hungry and you gave
me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me,
naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you
Then the righteous will answer him and
say, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?
When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe
When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit
And the king will say to them in reply, 'Amen, I
say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.'
Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you accursed,
into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no
a stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and
you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.'
Then they will answer and say, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or
thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?'
He will answer them, 'Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one
of these least ones, you did not do for me.'
will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."