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Sunday, 14 July 2024 - San Camillo de Lellis ( Letture di oggi)

Philippians 4


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1So then, my brothers and dear friends whom I miss so much, my joy and my crown, hold firm in theLord, dear friends.2I urge Euodia, and I urge Syntyche to come to agreement with each other in the Lord;3and I ask you, Syzygus, real y to be a 'partner' and help them. These women have struggled hard for thegospel with me, along with Clement and al my other fel ow-workers, whose names are written in the book of life.4Always be joyful, then, in the Lord; I repeat, be joyful.5Let your good sense be obvious to everybody. The Lord is near.6Never worry about anything; but tel God all your desires of every kind in prayer and petition shotthrough with gratitude,7and the peace of God which is beyond our understanding wil guard your hearts and your thoughts inChrist Jesus.8Finally, brothers, let your minds be fil ed with everything that is true, everything that is honourable,everything that is upright and pure, everything that we love and admire -- with whatever is good andpraiseworthy.9Keep doing everything you learnt from me and were told by me and have heard or seen me doing. Thenthe God of peace will be with you.10As for me, I am full of joy in the Lord, now that at last your consideration for me has blossomed again;though I recognise that you really did have consideration before, but had no opportunity to show it.11I do not say this because I have lacked anything; I have learnt to manage with whatever I have.12I know how to live modestly, and I know how to live luxuriously too: in every way now I have masteredthe secret of al conditions: ful stomach and empty stomach, plenty and poverty.13There is nothing I cannot do in the One who strengthens me.14Al the same, it was good of you to share with me in my hardships.15In the early days of the gospel, as you of Philippi wel know, when I left Macedonia, no church otherthan yourselves made common account with me in the matter of expenditure and receipts. You were the onlyones;16and what is more, you have twice sent me what I needed in Thessalonica.17It is not the gift that I value most; what I value is the interest that is mounting up in your account.18I have al that I need and more: I am ful y provided, now that I have received from Epaphroditus theoffering that you sent, a pleasing smel , the sacrifice which is acceptable and pleasing to God.19And my God will fulfil al your needs out of the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.20And so glory be to God our Father, for ever and ever. Amen.21My greetings to every one of God's holy people in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me sendyou their greetings.22Al God's holy people send you their greetings, especially those of Caesar's household.23May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.