Wednesday, November 10, 2021
 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),
 “that it may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth.”
 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
 Slaves, be obedient to those who are your earthly masters, with fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as to Christ;
 not in the way of eye-service, as men-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,
 rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to men,
 knowing that whatever good any one does, he will receive the same again from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.
 Masters, do the same to them, and forbear threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.
 On their return the apostles told him what they had done. And he took them and withdrew apart to a city called Beth-sa’ida.
 When the crowds learned it, they followed him; and he welcomed them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God, and cured those who had need of healing.
 Now the day began to wear away; and the twelve came and said to him, “Send the crowd away, to go into the villages and country round about, to lodge and get provisions; for we are here in a lonely place.”
 But he said to them, “You give them something to eat.” They said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish — unless we are to go and buy food for all these people.”
 For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, “Make them sit down in companies, about fifty each.”
 And they did so, and made them all sit down.
 And taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.
 And all ate and were satisfied. And they took up what was left over, twelve baskets of broken pieces.
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