(Week 27 of the year: Thursday)
WAS IT BECAUSE YOU PRACTISED THE LAW THAT YOU RECEIVED THE SPIRIT, OR BECAUSE YOU BELIEVED WHAT I PREACHED TO YOU?
O senseless Galatians, who hath bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been set forth, crucified among you?
This only would I learn of you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Are you so foolish, that, whereas you began in the Spirit, you would now be made perfect by the flesh?
Have you suffered so great things in vain? If it be yet in vain.
He therefore who giveth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you; doth he do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of the faith?
V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.