Book of Isaiah 40:1-11.
give comfort to my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her
service is at an end, her guilt is expiated; Indeed, she has received from the hand of the LORD
double for all her sins. A voice cries out: In the desert prepare the way of the LORD! Make straight
in the wasteland a highway for our God! Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill
shall be made low; The rugged land shall be made a plain, the rough country, a broad valley. Then
the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all mankind shall see it together; for the mouth of the
LORD has spoken. A voice says, "Cry out!" I answer, "What shall I cry out?" "All mankind is grass,
and all their glory like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower wilts, when the
breath of the LORD blows upon it. (So then, the people is the grass.) Though the grass withers and
the flower wilts, the word of our God stands forever." Go up onto a high mountain, Zion, herald of
glad tidings; Cry out at the top of your voice, Jerusalem, herald of good news! Fear not to cry out
and say to the cities of Judah: Here is your God! Here comes with power the Lord GOD, who rules
by his strong arm; Here is his reward with him, his recompense before him.Like a shepherd he feeds
his flock; in his arms he gathers the lambs, Carrying them in his bosom, and leading the ewes with
Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the
LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, bless his name; announce his salvation day after day. Tell
God's glory among the nations; among all peoples, God's marvelous deeds. say among the nations: The
LORD is king. The world will surely stand fast, never to be moved. God rules the peoples with
fairness. say among the nations: The LORD is king. The world will surely stand fast, never to be
moved. God rules the peoples with fairness. Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice; let the
sea and what fills it resound; let the plains be joyful and all that is in them. Then let all the
trees of the forest rejoice before the LORD who comes, who comes to govern the earth, To govern the
world with justice and the peoples with faithfulness.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ
according to Saint Matthew 18:12-14.
What is your opinion? If a man has a hundred sheep and
one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills and go in search of the
stray? And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it than over the ninety-nine
that did not stray. In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Father that one of
these little ones be lost.