(Week 28 of the year: Friday)
EVERY HAIR ON YOUR HEAD HAS BEEN COUNTED.
And when great multitudes stood about him, so that they trod one upon another, he began to say to his disciples: Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed: nor hidden, that shall not be known.
For whatsoever things you have spoken in darkness, shall be published in the light: and that which you have spoken in the ear in the chambers, shall be preached on the housetops.
And I say to you, my friends: Be not afraid of them who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
But I will shew you whom you shall fear: fear ye him, who after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell. Yea, I say to you, fear him.
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
Yea, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: you are of more value than sparrows.
V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.