After this the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became ill. And his illness was so severe that there was no breath left in him. And she said to Elijah, “What have you against me, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance and to cause the death of my son!” And he said to her, “Give me your son.” And he took him from her arms and carried him up into the upper chamber where he lodged, and laid him on his own bed. And he cried to the Lord, “O Lord my God, have you brought calamity even upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by killing her son?” Then he stretched himself upon the child three times and cried to the Lord, “O Lord my God, let this child's life come into him again.” And the Lord listened to the voice of Elijah. And the life of the child came into him again, and he revived. And Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper chamber into the house and delivered him to his mother. And Elijah said, “See, your son lives.” And the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is truth.”
This is the word of the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.(Ephesians 3:13-21)
A reading from the letter to the Ephesians:
So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.
This is the word of the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.
(St Luke 7:11-17)
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St Luke:
Glory to you, O Lord
Soon afterwards he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!” And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country.
Luistert naar het Evangelie van onze Heer Jezus Christus volgens Mattheus.
Ere zij U, o Heer Niemand kan twee heren dienen, want of hij zal de één haten en de ander liefhebben, of hij zal zich aan de één hechten en de ander minachten. U kunt niet God dienen en de mammon.
Daarom zeg Ik u: Wees niet bezorgd over uw leven, over wat u eten en wat u drinken zult; ook niet over uw lichaam, namelijk waarmee u zich kleden zult. Is het leven niet meer dan het voedsel en het lichaam meer dan de kleding? Kijk naar de vogels in de lucht: zij zaaien niet en maaien niet, en verzamelen niet in schuren; uw hemelse Vader voedt ze evenwel; gaat u ze niet ver te boven? Wie toch van u kan met bezorgd te zijn één el aan zijn lengte toevoegen? En wat bent u bezorgd over de kleding? Kijk naar de lelies in het veld, hoe ze groeien; ze werken niet en spinnen niet; en Ik zeg u dat zelfs Salomo in al zijn heerlijkheid niet gekleed ging als één van deze. Als God nu het gras op het veld, dat er vandaag is en morgen in de oven geworpen wordt, zo bekleedt, zal Hij u niet veel meer kleden, kleingelovigen? Wees daarom niet bezorgd en zeg niet: Wat zullen wij eten? of: Wat zullen wij drinken? of: Waarmee zullen wij ons kleden? Want al deze dingen zoeken de heidenen. Uw hemelse Vader weet immers dat u al deze dingen nodig hebt.
Maar zoek eerst het Koninkrijk van God en Zijn gerechtigheid, en al deze dingen zullen u erbij gegeven worden. Wees dan niet
Dit is het Evangelie van de Heer.