Readings: Monday, October 24, 2016

First Reading

 

First Reading: Ephesians 4:32–5:8

Brothers and sisters: 
Be kind to one another, compassionate, 
          forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ. 
Be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, 
          as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us 
          as a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma. 
Immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be mentioned among you, 
          as is fitting among holy ones, 
          no obscenity or silly or suggestive talk, which is out of place, 
          but instead, thanksgiving. 
Be sure of this, that no immoral or impure or greedy person, 
          that is, an idolater, 
          has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and of God. 
  
Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, 
          for because of these things 
          the wrath of God is coming upon the disobedient. 
So do not be associated with them. 
For you were once darkness, 
          but now you are light in the Lord. 
Live as children of light. 

Responsorial Psalm

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 68:2 and 4, 6-7ab, 20-21

 

R./ Behave like God as his very dear children.

 Blessed the man who follows not 
          the counsel of the wicked 
Nor walks in the way of sinners, 
          nor sits in the company of the insolent, 
But delights in the law of the Lord 
          and meditates on his law day and night. 
R./ Behave like God as his very dear children.

He is like a tree 
          planted near running water, 
That yields its fruit in due season, 
          and whose leaves never fade. 
          Whatever he does, prospers. 
R./ Behave like God as his very dear children.

Not so the wicked, not so; 
          they are like chaff which the wind drives away. 
For the Lord watches over the way of the just, 
          but the way of the wicked vanishes. 
R./ Behave like God as his very dear children.

Holy Gospel

 

Gospel Reading: Lk 13:10-17

Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on the Sabbath and a crippled woman was there. An evil spirit had kept her bent for eighteen years so that she could not straighten up at all. On seeing her, Jesus called her and said, "Woman, you are freed from your infirmity." Then he laid his hands upon her and immediately she was made straight and praised God.

But the ruler of the synagogue was indignant because Jesus had performed this healing on the Sabbath day and he said to the people, "There are six days in which to work; come on those days to be healed and not on the Sabbath."

But the Lord replied, "You hypocrites! Everyone of you unties his ox or his donkey on the Sabbath and leads it out of the barn to give it water. And here you have a daughter of Abraham whom Satan had bound for eighteen years. Should she not be freed from her bonds on the Sabbath?"
When Jesus said this, all his opponents felt ashamed. But the people rejoiced at the many wonders that happened through him.