Liturgical Colour: Red.
|First reading||Acts 11:1-18 ©|
|God can grant even the pagans the repentance that leads to life|
|Psalm 41(42):2-3,42:3-4 ©|
‘I tell you most solemnly, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold through the gate, but gets in some other way is a thief and a brigand. The one who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the flock; the gatekeeper lets him in, the sheep hear his voice, one by one he calls his own sheep and leads them out. When he has brought out his flock, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow because they know his voice. They never follow a stranger but run away from him: they do not recognise the voice of strangers.’
Jesus told them this parable but they failed to understand what he meant by telling it to them.
So Jesus spoke to them again:
‘I tell you most solemnly,
I am the gate of the sheepfold.
All others who have come
are thieves and brigands;
but the sheep took no notice of them.
I am the gate.
Anyone who enters through me will be safe:
he will go freely in and out
and be sure of finding pasture.
The thief comes
only to steal and kill and destroy.
I have come
so that they may have life and have it to the full.’
Ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμιν ὁ μὴ εἰσερχόμενος διὰ τῆς θύρας εἰς τὴν αὐλὴν τῶν προβάτων ἀλλὰ ἀναβαίνων ἀλλαχόθεν ἐκεῖνος κλέπτης ἐστιν καὶ λῃστής· ὁ δὲ εἰσερχόμενος διὰ τῆς θύρας ποιμήν ἐστιν τῶν προβάτων. τοὐτῷ ὁ θυρωρὸς ἀνοίγει καὶ τὰ πρόβατα τῆς φωνῆς αὐτοῦ ἀκούει καὶ τὰ ἴδια πρόβατα φωνεῖ κατ’ ὄνομα καὶ ἐξάγει αὐτά. ὅταν τὰ ἴδια πάντα ἐκβάλῃ, ἔμπροσθεν αὐτῶν πορεύεται καὶ τὰ πρόβατα αὐτῷ ἀκολουθεῖ, ὅτι οἴδασιν τὴν φωνὴν αὐτοῦ· ἀλλοτρίῳ δὲ οὐ μὴ ἀκολουθήσουσιν, ἀλλὰ φεύξονται ἀπ’ αὐτοῦ, ὅτι οὐκ οἴδασιν τῶν ἀλλοτρίων τὴν φωνήν. Ταύτην τὴν παροιμίαν εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἐκεῖνοι δὲ οὐκ ἔγνωσαν τίνα ἦν ἃ ἐλάλει αὐτοῖς.
Εἶπεν οὖν πάλιν ὁ Ἰησοῦς·
ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν·
ἐγὼ εἰμι ἡ θύρα τῶν προβάτων.
πάντες ὅσοι ἦλθον πρὸ ἐμοῦ
κλέπται εἰσιν καὶ λῃσταί,
ἀλλ’ οὐκ ἤκουσαν αὐτῶν τὰ πρόβατα.
ἐγὼ εἰμι ἡ θύρα·
δι’ ἐμοῦ ἐάν τις εἰσέλθῃ σωθήσεται
καὶ εἰσελεύσεται καὶ ἐξελεύσεται
καὶ νομὴν εὑρήσει.
ὁ κλέπτης οὐκ ἔρχεται
εἰ μὴ ἵνα κλέψῃ καὶ θύσῃ καὶ ἀπολέσῃ·
ἵνα ζωὴν ἔχωσιν καὶ περισσὸν ἔχωσιν.
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