The Exalted One
Christ Jesus being found in our human state,
he humbled himself:
and became obedient unto death,
even death on a cross.
Gospel Reading - Sowing and reaping
31Meanwhile, the disciples were urging Jesus to eat. 32“No,” he said, “I have some food you don’t know about.”
33“Who brought it to him?” the disciples asked each other.
34 Then Jesus explained: “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God who sent me, and from finishing his work. 35Do you think the work of harvesting will not begin until the summer ends four months from now? Look around you! Vast fields of human souls are ripening all around us, and are ready now for reaping. 36The reapers will be paid good wages and will be gathering eternal souls into the granaries of heaven! What joys await the sower and the reaper, both together! 37For it is true that one sows and someone else reaps. 38I sent you to reap where you didn’t sow; others did the work, and you received the harvest.”. . . . .John 4:31-38
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.