Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time
Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Doctor of the Church
(d. 444)Readings of the day: RB 20 The Ideal of True Reverence in PrayerMass: 2 K 22:8-13; 23:1-3; Resp Ps 119; Mt 7:15-20
St Cyril of Alexandria
By their fruits you will know them.
A fitting commentary on today’s Gospel comes from our reading at Morning Prayer taken from The Letter of James 3:12-18. Included here are a few verses from the NRSV: ‘Who is wise and understanding among you? Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom. Wisdom from above if first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace’ (Jm 3:13, 17-18). May those we encounter today know us by the good fruit that we bear. Saint Cyril of Alexandria, pray for us.Remain in me, as I remain in you, says the Lord;whoever remains in me will bear much fruit.Alleluia.
(Gospel Acclamation, Mass)