By kindness and piety guilt is expiated
, and by the fear
of the Lord man avoids evil.
When you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites.
They neglect their appearance, so that they may appear
to others to be fasting. Amen, I say to you, they have
received their reward. But
when you fast, anoint your
head and wash your face
, so that you may not appear
to be fasting, except to your Father who is hidden. And
your Father who sees what is hidden will repay you.
When he entered the house, his disciples asked him
in private, "Why could we not drive it (deaf/mute spirit)
out?" He said to them, "
This kind can only come out