These short readings are those read, day by day, at community prayer in Taizé. The Bible reference given indicates a slightly longer passage.
Sat, 27 August
Jesus said to his disciples: You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill-top cannot be hidden.
SUN, 28 August
Jesus said: When you have a dinner, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind, and you will be blessed, for they have no means to repay you.
Mon, 29 August
Seek perseverance, true devotion, mutual kindness and love. If you live with these things, they will bring you to a real knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 1:5-8
Tue, 30 August
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
1 John 4:16-21
Wed, 31 August
You are merciful to all, Lord, because you are almighty. You overlook people’s sins so that they can repent. Yes, you love everything that exists.
Thu, 1 September
Jesus said: I am the good shepherd. My sheep will listen to my voice and there will be one flock and one shepherd.
Fri, 2 September
Paul writes: We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; we see no way out, but we never despair. We always carry in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may be revealed there too.
2 Corinthians 4:8-12
Sat, 3 September
Be open-handed towards your neighbour and towards the poor and needy in your land.