HOLY GOSPEL Matthew 25:31–46
31[Jesus said:] “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all
the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32Before
him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people
one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the
goats. 33And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on
the left. 34Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you
who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for
you from the foundation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you
gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger
and you welcomed me, 36I was naked and you clothed me, I was
sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37Then
the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you
hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38And when did
we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?
39And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40And
the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of
the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
41“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you
cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
42For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you
gave me no drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not welcome me,
naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did
not visit me.’ 44Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did
we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in
prison, and did not minister to you?’ 45Then he will answer them,
saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of
these, you did not do it to me.’ 46And these will go away into eternal
punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
P This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C Praise to You, O Christ.