DAILY READING

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Reading (1 John 2:12-17)

[12] You children, I am writing you because your sins have been forgiven for his sake. [13] You fathers, I am writing you because you have known him who has existed from the beginning. You young people, I am writing you because you have overcome the Evil One. [

14] You children, I have written you because you have known the Father. You fathers, I have written you because you have known him who has existed from the beginning. You young people, I have written you because you are strong — the Word of God remains in you, and you have overcome the Evil One.

[15] Do not love the world or the things of the world. If someone loves the world, then love for the Father is not in him; [16] because all the things of the world — the desires of the old nature, the desires of the eyes, and the pretensions of life — are not from the Father but from the world.

[17]And the world is passing away, along with its desires. But whoever does God’s will remains forever.

Gospel (Luke 2: 36-40)

[36] There was also a prophet named Hannah Bat-P’nu’el, of the tribe of Asher. She was a very old woman — she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage [37] and had remained a widow ever since; now she was eighty-four. She never left the Temple grounds but worshipped there night and day, fasting and praying.

[38] She came by at that moment and began thanking God and speaking about the child to everyone who was waiting for Yerushalayim to be liberated.

[39] When Yosef and Miryam had finished doing everything required by the Torah of Adonai, they returned to the Galil, to their town Natzeret. [40] The child grew and became strong and filled with wisdom — God’s favor was upon him.

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