Readings for Saint Anthony of Padua Priest and doctor of the Church June 13
2 Cor 6:1-10 As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain.
For he says, At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you. See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation!
We are putting no obstacle in anyones way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry,
but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities,
beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger;
by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love,
truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left;
in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true;
as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and seewe are alive; as punished, and yet not killed;
as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
Psalm 98:1-4 1 Sing to the Lord a new song, * for he has done marvellous things. 2 His own right hand and his holy arm * have won for him the victory. 3 The Lord has made known his salvation; * his deliverance has he openly shown in the sight of the nations. 4 He has remembered his mercy and faithfulness towards the house of Israel, * and all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Mt 5:38-42 You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also;
and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well;
and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go also the second mile.
Give to everyone who begs from you, and do not refuse anyone who wants to borrow from you.