13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: Gospel

Matthew 10:37-42

Jesus said to his apostles:
   “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me,
   and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
   and whoever does not take up his cross
   and follow after me is not worthy of me.
Whoever finds his life will lose it,
   and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

“Whoever receives you receives me,
   and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.
Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet
   will receive a prophet’s reward,
   and whoever receives a righteous man
   because he is a righteous man
   will receive a righteous man’s reward.
And whoever gives only a cup of cold water
   to one of these little ones to drink
   because the little one is a disciple—
   amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.”