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EPISTLE READING The Reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to…

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EPISTLE READING

The Reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 4:9-16

BRETHREN, God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to
death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men.
We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but
you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. To the present hour
we hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless, and we labor,
working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure;
when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the
refuse of the world, the off-scouring of all things. I do not write this to
make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For though you
have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became
your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I urge you, then, be imitators
of me.
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