22nd =Week After Pentecost v Wednesday Today-s readings, followed by a few pastoral & personal thoughts. Colossians 3:17-4:1 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. 18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. 21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. 22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God; 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons. 1 Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven. Luke 9:44-50 Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men. 45 But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying. 46 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest. 47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him, 48 And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great. 49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. 50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us. Colossians 3:23-25; 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons. A modern day heresy disassociates faith in God from personal conduct. Bibliography The Explanation of the Holy Gospel according to St Luke, by Blessed Theophylact, published by Chrysostom Press - http://www.chrysostompress.org/. ALL FOUR BOOKS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Priest Seraphim Oct 30/ Nov 12 2008. St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, McKinney, Texas http://www.orthodox.net/scripture/22nd-week-after-pentecost_wednesday_co lossians3;17-4;1+luke9;44-50.pdf http://www.orthodox.net/scripture/22nd-week-after-pentecost_wednesday_co lossians3;17-4;1+luke9;44-50.rtf New commentaries are posted on our BLOG: http://www/.orthodox.net/redeemingthetime Archive of: commentaries: http://www.orthodox.net/scripture Archive of homilies: http://www.orthodox.net/sermons Use this for any edifying reason, but please give credit, and include the URL were the text was found. We would love to hear from you with comments!