2 Kings 5: 14-17
Naaman the Syrian general is healed of his leprosy in the Jordan and gives thanks to Israel’s God.

2 Timothy 2: 8-13
Paul bears his suffering for the sake of the Good News, which he preaches in the hope that all may experience the salvation that is promised in Christ Jesus.

Luke 17: 11-19
Jesus cures the ten lepers but notices that it the foreigner, the Samaritan, who is the only one to come back to thank and praise God.

Habakkuk 1: 2-3, 2:2-4
The Prophet raises the complaint that tyranny and violence succeed.  In reply the Lord insists that the upright will live by faithfulness.

2 Timothy 1: 6-8. 13-14

Timothy is urged to stir up the Spirit’s gifts of power, love and self-control, and to continue his mission in reliance upon the power of God.

Luke 17: 5-10
The apostles beg for an increase in faith, Jesus assures them that faith can move moutains.

Amos 6: 1. 4-7
The prophet warns the self-indulgent rich people of his time.

1 Timothy 6: 11-16
St Paul encourages his favourite disciple.

Luke 16: 19-31
Jesus has a pointed lesson for the Pharisees about excessive self-interest and neglect of poor people.

Amos 8: 4-7
The Lord does not forget a single thing we do.

1 Timothy 2: 1-8
We are to offer prayers for everyone.

Luke 16: 1-13
We are asked to use God’s gifts wisely.

Wisdom 9: 13-18
We are called to open our minds to God’s gift of Wisdom if we want to learn the truth of God’s intentions.

Philemon 9-10. 12-17
From prison, Paul seeks to restore Onesimus to Philemon, no longer seen as the world see him – as a slave – but as a dear brother.

Luke 14: 25-33
People crowd round to learn from Jesus.  But he cautions them: to be a real disciple of his is costly.