20 Noiembrie 2018



Marti in saptamana a 26-a dupa Pogorarea Sfantului Duh

The 26th Tuesday after Pentecost

Evanghelia Zilei

In vremea aceea mergeau cu Iisus multimi numeroase; si, intorcandu-Se, le-a zis: Daca vine cineva la Mine si nu uraste pe tatal sau si pe mama si pe femeie si pe copil si pe frati si pe surori, pana si viata sa, nu poate fi ucenicul Meu. Si cel ce nu-si poarta crucea si nu-Mi urmeaza Mie, nu poate fi ucenicul Meu. Cine dintre voi, vrand sa-si zideasca un turn, nu sta mai intai si-si face socoteala cheltuielii, daca are cu ce sa-l ispraveasca?, ca nu cumva, punandu-i temelia si neputand sa-l termine, toti cei care vor vedea sa inceapa a-l lua in ras zicand: Acest om a inceput sa zideasca si n’a putut ispravi!... Sau care imparat, plecand sa se bata’n razboi cu alt imparat, nu sta mai intai sa se sfatuiasca daca e’n stare sa-l intampine cu zece mii pe cel care vine impotriva-i cu douazeci de mii? Iar de nu, fiind acela inca departe, ii trimite solie si se roaga de pace. Asadar, oricine dintre voi care nu se leapada de tot ce are, nu poate fi ucenic al Meu. Buna este sarea; dar daca si sarea isi va pierde gustul, cu ce va fi dreasa? Nu mai e buna de nimic, nici in pamant, nici in gunoi, ci se arunca afara. Cel ce are urechi de auzit, sa auda! (Luca 14, 25-35)

The Daily Gospel

At that time large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’ Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples. Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out. Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.” (Luke 14:25-35)