For 28 June 2021, Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop, Martyr, based on Matthew 8:18-22
Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side. A scribe then approached and said, â€˜Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.â€™ And Jesus said to him, â€˜Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.â€™ Another of his disciples said to him, â€˜Lord, first let me go and bury my father.â€™ But Jesus said to him, â€˜Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.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.