Focus on Scripture Friday (vol 15)
Birth of John the Baptist
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Job 38:1, 8-11
 Then the Lord answered Job out of a whirlwind, and said:  Who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth as issuing out of the womb:  When I made a cloud the garment thereof, and wrapped it in a mist as in swaddling bands?  I set my bounds around it, and made it bars and doors:
 And I said: Hitherto thou shalt come, and shalt go no further, and here thou shalt break thy swelling waves.
2 Cor 5:14-17
 For the charity of Christ presseth us: judging this, that if one died for all, then all were dead.  And Christ died for all; that they also who live, may not now live to themselves, but unto him who died for them, and rose again.
 Wherefore henceforth, we know no man according to the flesh. And if we have known Christ according to the flesh; but now we know him so no longer.  If then any be in Christ a new creature, the old things are passed away, behold all things are made new.
 And he saith to them that day, when evening was come: Let us pass over to the other side.
 And sending away the multitude, they take him even as he was in the ship: and there were other ships with him.  And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that the ship was filled.  And he was in the hinder part of the ship, sleeping upon a pillow; and they awake him, and say to him: Master, doth it not concern thee that we perish?  And rising up, he rebuked the wind, and said to the sea: Peace, be still. And the wind ceased: and there was made a great calm.  And he said to them: Why are you fearful? have you not faith yet? And they feared exceedingly: and they said one to another: Who is this (thinkest thou) that both wind and sea obey him?