Brothers, 1st faith is a way of already possessing what is still hoped for, the conviction about realities that are not seen. 2It was faith that gave the ancestors a good testimony. 8 It was by faith that Abraham obeyed the command to go to a land he was to receive as an inheritance, and he left not knowing where he was going. 9It was by faith that he resided as a foreigner in the Promised Land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the joint heirs of the same promise. 10For he was looking forward to the established city, whose architect and builder is God. 11 It was also by faith that Sarah, although barren and old, was able to have children, because she considered the author of the promise to be trustworthy. 12 This is also why from one man, already marked by death, was born the multitude “comparable to the stars of heaven and innumerable as the sand on the shores of the sea”.] 13 All these died in faith. They did not receive the fulfillment of the promise, but they were able to see and greet it from afar and declared themselves to be foreigners and migrants in this land. 14Those who speak like this show that they are looking for a homeland, 15and if they remembered the one they left, they would even have time to return there. 16But now they want a better country, that is, the heavenly country. Hence, God is not ashamed of them to be called his God. For he has even prepared a city for them. 17 It was by faith that Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac; he, the depositary of the promise, sacrificed his only son, 18 of whom it had been said, "In Isaac shall a seed bear your name." 19He was convinced that God even has the power to raise the dead, and so he recovered the son – which is also a symbol. It is necessary to watch and be ready; / on what day the Lord will come, you do not know! (Mt 24,42.44) -
At that time, Jesus said to his disciples:] 32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is the Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33Sell your possessions and give alms. Make bags that do not spoil, a treasure in heaven that does not run out; there the thief does not reach nor the moth corrode. 34For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. [35May your loins be girded and your lamps burning. 36Be like men who are waiting for their master to return from a wedding feast, so that they will immediately open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. 37 Happy are the servants whom you find awake when you arrive. Truly I say to you, he himself will gird himself, make them sit at table, and as he passes by, he will serve them. 38And if he arrives at midnight or at three in the morning, happy will he be if he finds them! 39But rest assured, if the owner of the house had known the time the thief would arrive, he would not have let him break into his house. 40You too, be prepared! For the Son of Man will come when you least expect him.”] 41Then Peter said, “Lord, do you tell this parable to us or to everyone?” 42And the Lord replied, “Who is the faithful and prudent administrator that you will put in charge of your household to give everyone food at the right time? 43Happy is the employee whom the boss, on arrival, finds doing so! 44 Truly I say to you, the Lord will entrust him with the administration of all his possessions. 45But if that servant thinks, 'My master is delaying,' and starts beating servants and maids, and eating, drinking, and getting drunk, 46the master of that servant will arrive on an unexpected day and at an unforeseen hour, he will will split in half and make you share in the fate of the infidels. 47A servant who, knowing the will of the lord, did not prepare or act according to his will shall be whipped many times. 48But the servant who did not know this will and did things that deserve punishment will be whipped a few times. To whom much has been given, much will be asked; to whom much has been entrusted, much more will be required!”
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