If we do not judge others, God will not judge us;
if we do not condemn others, God will not condemn us;
if we forgive, God forgives us even more;
so let us give, and God will give to us a full measure,
a generous helping, poured into our hands,
more than we can hold.
The measure we use for others,
God will use for us.
Gospel Reading - Jesus Rejected by the Jewish Leaders
31Then again the Jewish leaders picked up stones to kill him.
32Jesus said, “At God’s direction I have done many a miracle to help the people. For which one are you killing me?”
33They replied, “Not for any good work, but for blasphemy; you, a mere man, have declared yourself to be God.”
34-36“In your own Law it says that men are gods!” he replied. “So if the Scripture, which cannot be untrue, speaks of those as gods to whom the message of God came, do you call it blasphemy when the one sanctified and sent into the world by the Father says, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37Don’t believe me unless I do miracles of God. 38But if I do, believe them even if you don’t believe me. Then you will become convinced that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.”
39Once again they started to arrest him. But he walked away and left them, 40and went beyond the Jordan River to stay near the place where John was first baptizing. 41And many followed him.
“John didn’t do miracles,” they remarked to one another, “but all his predictions concerning this man have come true.” 42And many came to the decision that he was the Messiah.a. . . . .John 10:31-end
- Literally, “many believed on him there.”
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.