The Twenty-Second Sunday After Trinity
The Third Sunday Before Advent
God, our refuge and strength, bring near the day when wars shall cease and poverty and pain shall end, that earth may know the peace of heaven
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Psalm 85. 8-13
8Let me hear what God the Lord will speak for
he will speak peace to his people, to his faithful, to
those who turn to him in their hearts. 9Surely his
salvation is at hand for those who fear him that his
glory may dwell in our land. 10Steadfast love and
faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will
kiss each other. 11Faithfulness will spring up from the
ground, and righteousness will look down from the
sky. 12The Lord will give what is good, and our land
will yield its increase. 13Righteousness will go before
him, and will make a path for his steps.
James 3. 13-18
13Who is wise and understanding among you? Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom. 14But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth. 15Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish. 16For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness of every kind. 17But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy. 18And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace.
Matthew 5. 43-end
43‘You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.” 44But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. 46For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax-collectors do the same? 47And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
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