Ephesians 3 8-13

To me,
the least of the least of all the holy ones
has been given the grace
to announce-the-gospel to the Gentiles
the unsearchable riches of Christ
and to enlighten everyone
about the plan of the mystery
having been hidden from the ages
in God
who created all things,
so that the multi-faceted wisdom of God
might now be made known
to the rulers and powers
in the heavenly places
through the church
according to the purpose of the ages
which he carried out
in Christ Jesus,
our Lord.
in whom we have confidence and
in boldness
through his faith
therefore I ask you
not to become discouraged
because of my tribulations
for you all,
which are your glory .

Teach us, good Lord,
to serve thee as thou deservest;
to give and not to count the cost;
to fight and not to heed the wounds;
to toil and not to seek for rest;
to labour and not to ask for any reward,
save that of knowing that we do thy will,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

St Ignatius


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