Catholic Daily Reading 4th February 2013

"Heb 11:32  And what shall I yet say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, Barac, Samson, Jephthe, David, Samuel, and the prophets:
Heb 11:33  Who by faith conquered kingdoms, wrought justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
Heb 11:34  Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, recovered strength from weakness, became valiant in battle, put to flight the armies of foreigners.
Heb 11:35  Women received their dead raised to life again. But others were racked, not accepting deliverance, that they might find a better resurrection.
Heb 11:36  And others had trial of mockeries and stripes: moreover also of bands and prisons.
Heb 11:37  They were stoned, they were cut asunder, they were tempted, they were put to death by the sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being in want, distressed, afflicted:
Heb 11:38  Of whom the world was not worthy: wandering in deserts, in mountains and in dens and in caves of the earth.
Heb 11:39  And all these, being approved by the testimony of faith, received not the promise:
Heb 11:40  God providing some better thing for us, that they should not be perfected without us."
Hebrews 11:32-40

"Psa 31:20 O how great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lord, which thou hast hidden for them that fear thee! Which thou hast wrougth for them that hope in thee, in the sight of the sons of men.
Psa 31:21 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy face, from the disturbance of men. Thou shalt protect them in thy tabernacle form the contradiction of tongues.
Psa 31:22 Blessed be the Lord, for he hath shewn his wonderful mercy to me in a fortified city.
Psa 31:23 But I said in the excess of my mind: I am cast away from before thy eyes. Therefore thou hast heard the voice of my prayer, when I cried to thee.
Psa 31:24 O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord will require truth, and will repay them abundantly that act proudly.
Psalm 31:20-24

"Mar 5:1  And they came over the strait of the sea, into the country of the Gerasens.
Mar 5:2  And as he went out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the monuments a man with an unclean spirit,
Mar 5:3  Who had his dwelling in the tombs, and no man now could bind him, not even with chains.
Mar 5:4  For having been often bound with fetters and chains, he had burst the chains, and broken the fetters in pieces, and no one could tame him.
Mar 5:5  And he was always day and night in the monuments and in the mountains, crying and cutting himself with stones.
Mar 5:6  And seeing Jesus afar off, he ran and adored him.
Mar 5:7  And crying with a loud voice, he said: What have I to do with thee, Jesus the Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God that thou torment me not.
Mar 5:8  For he said unto him: Go out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
Mar 5:9  And he asked him: What is thy name? And he saith to him: My name is Legion, for we are many.
Mar 5:10  And he besought him much, that he would not drive him away out of the country.
Mar 5:11  And there was there near the mountain a great herd of swine, feeding.
Mar 5:12  And the spirits besought him, saying: Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
Mar 5:13  And Jesus immediately gave them leave. And the unclean spirits going out, entered into the swine: and the herd with great violence was carried headlong into the sea, being about two thousand, were stifled in the sea.
Mar 5:14  And they that fed them fled, and told it in the city and in the fields. And they went out to see what was done:
Mar 5:15  And they came to Jesus, and they see him that was troubled with the devil, sitting, clothed, and well in his wits, and they were afraid.
Mar 5:16  And they that had seen it, told them, in what manner he had been dealt with who had the devil; and concerning the swine.
Mar 5:17  And they began to pray him that he would depart from their coasts.
Mar 5:18  And when he went up into the ship, he that had been troubled with the devil, began to beseech him that he might be with him.
Mar 5:19  And he admitted him not, but saith him: Go into thy house to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had mercy thee.
Mar 5:20  And he went his way, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men wondered."
Mark 5:1-20