HOLY GOSPEL Luke 12:13–21
P The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the twelfth chapter.
C Glory to You, O Lord.
13Someone in the crowd said to [Jesus], “Teacher, tell my brother
to divide the inheritance with me.”
14But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over
you?” 15And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard
against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the
abundance of his possessions.” 16And he told them a parable,
saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, 17and he
thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my
crops?’ 18And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and
build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
19And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for
many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ 20But God said to him, ‘Fool!
This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have
prepared, whose will they be?’ 21So is the one who lays up treasure
for himself and is not rich toward God.”
P This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C Praise to You, O Christ.