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.

Apocalypse 11:19; 12: 1-6. 10
John’s vision of the final victory won by God by means of the child born of a woman despite the threat of the great dragon.

1 Corinthians 15: 20-26
As children of Adam we are all destined to die, but those who belong to Christ will be brought to life in him, the first fruits of the resurrection.

Luke 1: 39-56
Mary praises God for the part she is to play in God’s work of salvation.