THE WORD OF THE LORD

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time June 25, 2017 Alleluia JN 15:26B, 27A R. Alleluia, alleluia. The Spirit of truth will testify to me, says the Lord; and you also will testify. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel MT 10:26-33 Jesus said to the Twelve: “Fear no one. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna. Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father.”