Monday, July 5, 2021
First Day of the Fast of Transfiguration
 Lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this mystery, brethren: a hardening has come upon part of Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles come in,
 and so all Israel will be saved; as it is written, “The Deliverer will come from Zion,
he will banish ungodliness from Jacob”;
 “and this will be my covenant with them
when I take away their sins.”
 As regards the gospel they are enemies of God, for your sake; but as regards election they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers.
 For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.
 Just as you were once disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience,
 so they have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may receive mercy.
 For God has consigned all men to disobedience, that he may have mercy upon all.
 O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
 “For who has known the mind of the Lord,
or who has been his counselor?”
 “Or who has given a gift to him
that he might be repaid?”
 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory for ever. Amen.
 Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.
 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,
 but the boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them.
 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea.
 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.
 But immediately he spoke to them, saying, “Take heart, it is I; have no fear.”
 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water.”
 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus;
 but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.”
 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt?”
 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
 And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.
 And when the men of that place recognized him, they sent round to all that region and brought to him all that were sick,
 and besought him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment; and as many as touched it were made well.
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