Readings: Monday, October 22, 2018

First Reading


First Reading: Ephesians 2:1-10

Brothers and sisters: 
You were dead in your transgressions and sins 
          in which you once lived following the age of this world, 
          following the ruler of the power of the air, 
          the spirit that is now at work in the disobedient. 
All of us once lived among them in the desires of our flesh, 
          following the wishes of the flesh and the impulses, 
          and we were by nature children of wrath, like the rest. 
But God, who is rich in mercy, 
          because of the great love he had for us, 
          even when we were dead in our transgressions, 
          brought us to life with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 
          raised us up with him, 
          and seated us with him in the heavens in Christ Jesus, 
          that in the ages to come 
          he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace 
          in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 
For by grace you have been saved through faith, 
          and this is not from you; it is the gift of God; 
          it is not from works, so no one may boast. 
For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works 
          that God has prepared in advance, 
          that we should live in them.

Responsorial Psalm


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 100:1b-2, 3, 4ab, 4c-5

R./ The Lord made us, we belong to him.

Sing joyfully to the Lord all you lands; 
          serve the Lord with gladness; 
          come before him with joyful song. 
R./ The Lord made us, we belong to him.

Know that the Lord is God; 
          he made us, his we are; 
          his people, the flock he tends. 
R./ The Lord made us, we belong to him.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, 
          his courts with praise. 
R./ The Lord made us, we belong to him.

Give thanks to him; bless his name, for he is good: 
          the Lord, whose kindness endures forever, 
          and his faithfulness, to all generations. 
R./ The Lord made us, we belong to him.

Holy Gospel


Gospel Reading: Lk 12:13-21

Someone in the crowd spoke to Jesus, "Master, tell my brother to share with me the family inheritance." He replied, "My friend, who has appointed me as your judge or your attorney?" Then Jesus said to the people, "Be on your guard and avoid every kind of greed, for even though you have many possessions, it is not that which gives you life."

And Jesus continued with this story, "There was a rich man and his land had produced a good harvest. He thought: 'What shall I do? For I am short of room to store my harvest.' So this is what he planned: 'I will pull down my barns and build bigger ones to store all this grain, which is my wealth. Then I may say to myself: My friend, you have a lot of good things put by for many years. Rest, eat, drink and enjoy yourself.' But God said to him: 'You fool! This very night your life will be taken from you; tell me who shall get all you have put aside?' This is the lot of the one who stores up riches instead of amassing for God."

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