In accordance with the GOArch site, the Gospel reading for Monday, 21 December 2009 is:
Three quotes reflecting on today's Gospel:
"No one who has experienced the conflicts of the inner man, can doubt that our foes are continually lying in wait for us, inciting us to evil ... In us there is a supply of power of rejection, and of liberty of acquiescing. We may also claim the protection and assistance of God against them. 'For greater is He who is in us than He who is in this world' (I John 4:4)" ~St. John Cassian.
"You should know that in the world to come also you will be judged in the lot of those with whom in this life you have been affected by sharing in their gain or loss, or joy or sorrow. ~ St. John Cassian.
"Do not lend your ear to the tongue of the slanderer, nor your tongue to the ear of him who likes malicious talk, speaking or listening with enjoyment to words against one's neighbour. Cut yourself off from them, lest you fall away from love of God and find yourself exiled from eternal life." ~ St. Maximos the Confessor.