I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that
thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them
to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
by Sister Michele
disciple of Jesus of Nazareth
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FROM THE SYNOPTIC GOSPELS
are the merciful,
For they will be shown mercy.
| Be giving heed that you not be doing your justice
before men to be beheld by them, otherwise you have no reward from your father
in the heavens.
 Whenever therefore you do [a]
merciful [thing], do not trumpet before you, like the hypocrites do in the
synagogues and in the streets, in order that they be glorified by men. Truly I
say to you, they have their reward.
 But [when] you do
[a] merciful [thing], let1
your left hand not know what your right hand is doing,
 in order that your merciful [deed] be in secret. And your father who
sees in secret will reward you.
proceeding from there Jesus saw [a] man sitting at [a] tax-booth, called
Matthew, and he says to him: Be following me. And having stood up, he followed
 And it came to pass when he was seated at
table in the house that, behold, many tax-collectors and sinners came and sat
down at table with Jesus and his disciples.
 And the
Pharisees having seen this were saying to his disciples: Why does your teacher
eat with tax-collectors and sinners?
 But having
heard this he said: The healthy have no need of [a] physician, rather those
having [it] evil-ly.
 But go and learn what it
I desire mercy and not sacrifice.
For I did not come to call [the] just, but sinners.
 In that opportune-time Jesus went through [a]
corn-field on the Sabbath, and his disciples hungered, and began to be plucking
the ears and eating.
 But the Pharisees having seen
[this] said to him: Behold your disciples do that which is not allowed to be
doing on the Sabbath.
 But he said to them: Do you not
know what David did, when he and those with him hungered?
 How he entered into the house of God and they ate the shew- bread,
which was not allowed for him nor those with him to eat, but only for the
 Or do you not know in the law that on
the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are blameless?
 But I say to you that here [is] something greater than [the] temple.
But if you knew what this is:
I desire mercy and not [a] sacrifice.
you would not have condemned the
 For the son of man is Lord of the Sabbath.
 Because of this the kingdom of the heavens is like to [a] man [who
is] king, who wished to settle accounts with his slaves.
 So when he
began to be settling [them], there was brought to him [a] debtor of [a]
 And not having [them] to pay, the lord ordered him
to be sold and his wife and his children and all that he has for
 The slave therefore falling down knelt before him saying:
Be patient with me, and I will pay all to you.
 And the lord having
compassion on this slave loosed him, and allowed him the loan.
when that slave went out he found one of his fellow-slaves, which owed
him [a] hundred denari, and laying hold he was choking him saying: Pay
what you owe!
 Falling down therefore his fellow-slave knelt before
him saying: Be patient with me and I will pay you.
 But he did not
wish to, but having departed, threw him into prison until he pay the
 His fellow-slaves therefore seeing what came to pass were
greatly troubled, and having come, reported to their lord all that came
 Then when his lord called him he said to him: Wicked
slave, all this debt I allowed you because you called upon me.
Mustn't you also have mercy on your fellow-slave as I also had mercy on
 And having been angered, his lord gave him over to the
torturer until he pay all his debt to him.
 Thus also your heavenly
father will do to you, if you do not forgive each of your brothers from
 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites,
for you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and omit the weightier [things] of the
Law: judgement and mercy and faith. These you ought to do and not leave the
 Blind guides, straining out [a]
gnat, but swallowing [a] camel.
| And they came to the other side of the sea to the region of the
 And when he came out of the boat straightway [a] man met
him with [an] unclean spirit
 who had his dwelling among the graves;
neither chain nor anyone [at all] were able to bind him,
often he had been bound with shackles and chains, and had torn from
himself the chains, and had smashed the shackles, and no one was strong
[enough] to subdue him.
 And day and night among the tombs and in the
mountains he was crying out and cutting himself with stones.
seeing Jesus from afar he ran and worshipped him.
 And crying out in
[a] loud voice he says: What have you to do with me, Jesus son of the
most high God? I implore you by God, [that] you not torment me.
he was saying to him: Throw the unclean spirit out of the man.
 And he
asked him, What is your name? And he says: Legion is my name, for we
 And he called upon him much that he should not send them
out of the region.
 Now there was on the mountain [a] great herd of
 And they called upon him saying: Send us into the
swine, that we may enter into them. And he sent them.
 And when the
unclean spirits went out they entered into the swine, and the herd
rushed headlong down the bank into the sea, as two thousand, and
 Now those grazing them fled and reported [it] in the city and in
the country, and they came to see what is this [thing that] came to
 And they came to Jesus, and they beheld the demon possessed
[one] sitting being clothed and being of sound mind, the [one] who had
the legion, and they were afraid.
 And those who had seen related to
them what came to pass to the demon possessed [one] and concerning the
 And they began to be calling upon him to depart from their
 And while he embarked in the boat [the] demon possessed
[man] called upon him that he may be with him.
 But he permitted him
not, but says to him: Be going into your city to your own, and report
to them all that the Lord has done for you, and had mercy on you.
And he departed and began to be preaching in the Decapolis all that
Jesus did for him, and they all marveled.
| And if you agape-love those agape-loving you,
how is grace to you? For even sinners agape-love those who agape-love them.
 And if you do good to those doing good to you, how
is grace to you? Even sinners do the same.
 And if
you lend to whom you hope to receive, how is grace to you? Even sinners lend to
sinners, in order to receive back equal.
 Rather, be
agape-loving your enemies and be doing good and be lending, receiving back
nothing. And your reward will be great in heaven, and you will be sons of the
most high because he is kind to [the] ungrateful and wicked.
 Be becoming
merciful, just as your father is merciful.
| But a certain man
was rich, and he had put on purple garments and fine linen enjoying himself each
 But a certain poor [man] by name
Lazarus had been cast to his gate being covered with ulcerous sores.
 And he was lusting to be filled from that falling
from the table of the rich [one]; but even the dogs coming were licking his
 Now it came to pass the poor [man] died and was
gathered by the angels to Abraham's lap; but the rich [man] also died and was buried.
 And in Hades lifting up his eyes, being in torment, he sees
Abraham from afar and Lazarus in his lap,
 and having called
out he said: Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus in order that he
dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I suffer torment in
 But Abraham said: Child, remember that
you received your good [things] in your zoe-life, and likewise Lazarus the evil. But now he is
encouraged, and you suffer torment.
 And in all
those [things] between you [people] and us [a] great chasm is fixed, so that those
wishing to go down from here to you be not able, nor from there to us may not
 But he said: I ask you therefore, Father, in order that you may
sent him to my fathers house,
 for I have five
brothers, that he may warn them, that they also not come to this place of
 But Abraham says: They have Moses and the
prophets, let him hear
 But he said: No, father Abraham, but if
someone proceed from [the] dead to them: they would repent.
 But he said to them: If they do not hear Moses and the prophets,
neither would they be persuaded if someone rise from the dead.
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