The In-a-Nutshell Version of All that is Pertinent and Necessary to Live a Good Life, Save Our Souls, and Make the World a Better Place:
Epistle for the Second Sunday After the Epiphany
Romans 12: 6-16
Having different gifts, according to the grace that is given us:
either prophecy, to be used according to the rule of faith;
or ministry, in ministering;
or he that teacheth, in doctrine;
he that exhorteth, in exhorting;
he that giveth, with simplicity;
he that ruleth, with carefulness;
he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness.
Let love be without dissimulation.
Hating that which is evil,
cleaving to that which is good:
loving one another with the charity of brotherhood:
with honor preventing one another:
in carefulness not slothful;
in spirit fervent:
serving the Lord:
rejoicing in hope:
patient in tribulation:
instant in prayer:
communicating to the necessities of the Saints:
Bless them that persecute you:
bless, and curse not.
Rejoice with them that rejoice,
weep with them that weep:
being of one mind one towards another:
not minding high things, but consenting to the humble.
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