(Week 28 of the year: Wednesday)
YOU CANNOT BELONG TO CHRIST UNLESS YOU CRUCIFY ALL SELF-INDULGENT PASSIONS AND DESIRES.
But if you are led by the spirit, you are not under the law.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury,
Idolatry, witchcraft, enmities, contentions, emulations, wraths, quarrels, dissensions, sects,
Envies, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like. Of the which I foretell you, as I have foretold to you, that they who do such things shall not obtain the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity,
Mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity. Against such there is no law.
And they that are Christ’s, have crucified their flesh, with the vices and concupiscences.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.