1. And, brothers, if a man has been overtaken by any offense, you who are spiritual should instruct someone like this with a spirit of leniency, considering that you yourselves might also be tempted.

2. Carry one another’s burdens, and so shall you fulfill the law of Christ.

3. For if anyone considers himself to be something, though he may be nothing, he deceives himself.

4. So let each one prove his own work. And in this way, he shall have glory in himself only, and not in another.

5. For each one shall carry his own burden.

6. And let him who is being taught the Word discuss it with him who is teaching it to him, in every good way.

7. Do not choose to wander astray. God is not to be ridiculed.

8. For whatever a man will have sown, that also shall he reap. For whoever sows in his flesh, from the flesh he shall also reap corruption. But whoever sows in the Spirit, from the Spirit he shall reap eternal life.

9. And so, let us not be deficient in doing good. For in due time, we shall reap without fail.

10. Therefore, while we have time, we should do good works toward everyone, and most of all toward those who are of the household of the faith.

11. Consider what kind of letters I have written to you with my own hand.

12. For as many of you as they desire to please in the flesh, they compel to be circumcised, but only so that they might not suffer the persecution of the cross of Christ.

13. And yet, neither do they themselves, who are circumcised, keep the law. Instead, they want you to be circumcised, so that they may glory in your flesh.

14. But far be it from me to glory, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.

15. For in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision prevails in any way, but instead there is a new creature.

16. And whoever follows this rule: may peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.

17. Concerning other matters, let no one trouble me. For I carry the stigmata of the Lord Jesus in my body.

18. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.

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“Que Nossa Senhora nos obtenha o amor à cruz, aos sofrimentos e às dores.” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina


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