Habakkuk 1: 2-3; 2: 2-4
In times of trial or tiredness, humanity fails to see the hand of God at work.
God asks for faithfulness.

2 Timothy 1: 6-8. 13-14
St Paul reminds the community that they should never be ashamed to be witnesses of the Lord Jesus.

Luke 17:5-10
The disciples recognise their need for an increase in faith.

Amos 6: 1. 4-7
A stark warning: the self-satisfied rich will be the first to be punished.

1 Timothy 6: 11-16
Paul encourages Timothy to persevere in doing what is right.

Luke 16:19-31
It is not enough to do no harm. To be human means responding to the needs of others.

Wisdom 9:13-18
The writer reminds us that no one can know GodÂ’s intentions.  It is hard enough to know earthly things, let alone heavenly matters.  Wisdom comes from God alone.

Philemon 9-10. 12-17
In his letter to Philemon, Paul says he is sending Onesimus back, not as a slave but as a brother, and asks Philemon to welcome him and treat him as though he were Paul himself.

Luke  14: 25-33
Jesus speaks of the cost of discipleship.  He likens it to a man about to build a tower, or a king about to go into battle, who must calculate the cost of the venture beforehand.