Saint Lawrence the Deacon
6 Consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
7 Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
8 Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work.
9 As it is written: “He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.”
10 The one who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
1 Hallelujah! Happy are those who fear the LORD, who greatly delight in God’s commands.
2 Their descendants shall be mighty in the land, generation upright and blessed.
5 All goes well for those gracious in lending, who conduct their affairs with justice.
6 They shall never be shaken; the just shall be remembered forever.
7 They shall not fear an ill report; their hearts are steadfast, trusting the LORD.
8 Their hearts are tranquil, without fear, till at last they look down on their foes.
9 Lavishly they give to the poor; their prosperity shall endure forever; their horn shall be exalted in honor.
24 Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.
25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life.
26 Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be. The Father will honor whoever serves me.