12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: Gospel

Matthew 10:26-33

Jesus said to the Twelve:
   “Fear no one.
Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed,
   nor secret that will not be known.
What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light;
   what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.
And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul;
   rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy
   both soul and body in Gehenna.
Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin?
Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge.
Even all the hairs of your head are counted.
So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Everyone who acknowledges me before others
   I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.
But whoever denies me before others,
   I will deny before my heavenly Father.”