Readings: Friday, November 16, 2012

First Reading

 

First Reading: Revelation 10:8-11

I, John, heard a voice from heaven speak to me. 
Then the voice spoke to me and said: 
“Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel 
who is standing on the sea and on the land.” 
So I went up to the angel and told him to give me the small scroll. 
He said to me, “Take and swallow it. 
It will turn your stomach sour, 
but in your mouth it will taste as sweet as honey.” 
I took the small scroll from the angel’s hand and swallowed it. 
In my mouth it was like sweet honey, 
but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour. 
Then someone said to me, “You must prophesy again 
about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings.”

Responsorial Psalm

 

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131

R./ How sweet to my taste is your promise! 

In the way of your decrees I rejoice, 
as much as in all riches. 
R./ How sweet to my taste is your promise! 

Yes, your decrees are my delight; 
they are my counselors. 
R./ How sweet to my taste is your promise! 

The law of your mouth is to me more precious 
than thousands of gold and silver pieces. 
R./ How sweet to my taste is your promise!

How sweet to my palate are your promises, 
sweeter than honey to my mouth! 
R./ How sweet to my taste is your promise!

Your decrees are my inheritance forever; 
the joy of my heart they are. 
R./ How sweet to my taste is your promise!

I gasp with open mouth 
in my yearning for your commands. 
R./ How sweet to my taste is your promise!

Holy Gospel

 

Gospel Reading: Lk 19:45-48

Jesus entered the Temple area and began to drive out the merchants. And he said to them, "God says in the Scriptures: My house shall be a house of prayer: but you have turned it into a den of robbers."

Jesus was teaching every day in the Temple. The chief priests and teachers of the Law wanted to kill him and the elders of the Jews as well, but they were unable to do anything, for all the people were listening to him and hanging on his words.