(When the time comes, the Holy Spirit will teach you what you must say.)
Jesus said to his disciples,
“I tell you,
if anyone openly declares himself
for me in the presence of men,
the Son of Man will declare himself for him
in the presence of God’s angels.
But the man who disowns me
in the presence of men
will be disowned in the presence
of God’s angels.
“Everyone who says a word
against the Son of Man
will be forgiven,
but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit
will not be forgiven.
“When they take you
before synagogues and magistrates and authorities,
do not worry about how to defend yourselves
or what to say,
because when the time comes,
the Holy Spirit will teach you what you must say.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
R.) Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.