Readings: Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

First Reading

First Reading: Hos 11:1-4, 8-9

    Thus says the LORD:
    When Israel was a child I loved him,
    out of Egypt I called my son.
    The more I called them,
    the farther they went from me,
    Sacrificing to the Baals
    and burning incense to idols.
    Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk,
    who took them in my arms;
    I drew them with human cords,
    with bands of love;
    I fostered them like one
    who raises an infant to his cheeks;
    Yet, though I stooped to feed my child,
    they did not know that I was their healer.
    My heart is overwhelmed,
    my pity is stirred.
    I will not give vent to my blazing anger,
    I will not destroy Ephraim again;
    For I am God and not man,
    the Holy One present among you;
    I will not let the flames consume you.

Responsorial Psalm

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 80:2-3,15-16

    R./ Let us see your face, Lord, and we shall be saved.

    O shepherd of Israel, hearken.
    From your throne upon the cherubim, shine forth.
    Rouse your power.

    R./ Let us see your face, Lord, and we shall be saved.

    Once again, O LORD of hosts,
    look down from heaven, and see:
    Take care of this vine,
    and protect what your right hand has planted,
    the son of man whom you yourself made strong.

    R./ Let us see your face, Lord, and we shall be saved.

Second Reading

Holy Gospel

Gospel Reading: Matthew 10:7-15

Jesus said to his disciples, "Go and proclaim this message: The kingdom of heaven is near. Heal the sick, bring the dead back to life, cleanse the lepers, and drive out demons. You received this as a gift, so give it as a gift. Do not carry any gold, silver or copper in your purses. Do not carry a traveler's bag, or an extra shirt, or sandals, or walking-stick: workers deserve their living.

When you come to a town or a village, look for a worthy person and stay there until you leave.

As you enter the house, wish it peace. If the people in the house deserve it, your peace will be on them; if they do not deserve it, your blessing will come back to you.

And if you are not welcomed and your words are not listened to, leave that house or that town and shake the dust off your feet. I assure you, it will go easier for the people of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than it will for the people of that town."