2 Sun Jul 2017
For 2 July 2017, 13th Sunday, based on 2 Kings 4:8-11,14-16
One day Elisha was passing through Shunem, where a wealthy woman lived, who urged him to have a meal. So whenever he passed that way, he would stop there for a meal. She said to her husband, â€œLook, I am sure that this man who regularly passes our way is a holy man of God. Let us make a small roof chamber with walls, and put there for him a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp, so that he can stay there whenever he comes to us.â€ One day when he came there, he went up to the chamber and lay down there. He said, â€œWhat then may be done for her?â€ Gehazi answered, â€œWell, she has no son, and her husband is old.â€ He said, â€œCall her.â€ When he had called her, she stood at the door. He said, â€œAt this season, in due time, you shall embrace a son.â€ She replied, â€œNo, my lord, O man of God; do not deceive your servant.â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.