A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.
Jesus said, “Those who love mother or father, daughter or son more than me are not worthy of me. Those who will not take up their cross and come after me are not worthy of me. Those who think they have found their life will lose it, and those who have lost their life for my sake will
“Those who welcome you welcome me, and those who welcome me welcome the One who sent me. Those who welcome prophets just because they are prophets will only receive the reward of prophets; those who welcome holy people just because they are holy will receive the reward of holy ones. I promise you that whoever gives a cup of cold water to one of these lowly ones just because they are a disciple will not want for a reward.”
The Good News as spoken through Matthew.