Readings: Monday, October 8, 2018

First Reading


First Reading: Gal 1:6–12

Brothers and sisters: 
I am amazed that you are so quickly forsaking 
          the one who called you by the grace of Christ 
          for a different gospel (not that there is another). 
But there are some who are disturbing you 
          and wish to pervert the Gospel of Christ. 
But even if we or an angel from heaven 
          should preach to you a gospel  
          other than the one that we preached to you, 
          let that one be accursed! 
As we have said before, and now I say again, 
          if anyone preaches to you a gospel 
          other than the one that you received, 
          let that one be accursed! 
Am I now currying favor with human beings or God? 
Or am I seeking to please people? 
If I were still trying to please people, 
          I would not be a slave of Christ. 
Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, 
          that the Gospel preached by me is not of human origin. 
For I did not receive it from a human being, nor was I taught it, 
          but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ.

Responsorial Psalm


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 111:1b-2, 7-8, 9 and 10c

R./ The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.   
      or: Alleluia.

I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart 
          in the company and assembly of the just. 
Great are the works of the Lord, 
          exquisite in all their delights. 
R./ The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.   
      or: Alleluia.

The works of his hands are faithful and just; 
          sure are all his precepts, 
Reliable forever and ever, 
          wrought in truth and equity. 
R./ The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.   
      or: Alleluia.

He has sent deliverance to his people; 
          he has ratified his covenant forever; 
          holy and awesome is his name. 
          His praise endures forever. 
R./ The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.   
      or: Alleluia.

Holy Gospel


Gospel Reading: Lk 10:25-37

A teacher of the Law came and began putting Jesus to the test. And he said, "Master, what shall I do to receive eternal life?" Jesus replied, "What is written in the Scripture? How do you understand it?" The man answered, "It is written: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind. And you shall love your neighbor as yourself." Jesus replied, "What a good answer! Do this and you shall live." The man wanted to keep up appearances, so he replied, "Who is my neighbor?"

Jesus then said, "There was a man going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him, beat him and went off leaving him half-dead.

"It happened that a priest was going along that road and saw the man, but passed by on the other side. Likewise a Levite saw the man and passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, too, was going that way, and when he came upon the man, he was moved with compassion. He went over to him and treated his wounds with oil and wine and wrapped them with bandages. Then he put him on his own mount and brought him to an inn where he took care of him.

"The next day he had to set off, but he gave two silver coins to the innkeeper and told him: 'Take care of him and whatever you spend on him, I will repay when I come back.'"

Jesus then asked, "Which of these three, do you think, made himself neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?" The teacher of the Law answered, "The one who had mercy on him." And Jesus said, "Go then and do the same."