Readings: Friday, Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time

First Reading

First Reading: 1 Tim 1:1-2, 12-14

    Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our savior
    and of Christ Jesus our hope,
    to Timothy, my true child in faith:
    grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father
    and Christ Jesus our Lord.

    I am grateful to him who has strengthened me, Christ Jesus our Lord,
    because he considered me trustworthy
    in appointing me to the ministry.
    I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and an arrogant man,
    but I have been mercifully treated
    because I acted out of ignorance in my unbelief.
    Indeed, the grace of our Lord has been abundant,
    along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

Responsorial Psalm

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 16:1b-2a and 5, 7-8, 11

    R (see 5) You are my inheritance, O Lord.

    Keep me, O God, for in you I take refuge;
    I say to the LORD, "My Lord are you."
    O LORD, my allotted portion and my cup,
    you it is who hold fast my lot.
    R./ You are my inheritance, O Lord.

    I bless the LORD who counsels me;
    even in the night my heart exhorts me.
    I set the LORD ever before me;
    with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.
    R./ You are my inheritance, O Lord.

    You will show me the path to life,
    fullness of joys in your presence,
    the delights at your right hand forever.
    R./ You are my inheritance, O Lord.

Holy Gospel

Gospel Reading: Lk 6:39-42

    Jesus offered this example, "Can a blind person lead another blind person? Surely both will fall into a ditch. A disciple is not above the master; but when fully trained, he will be like the master. So why do you pay attention to the speck in your brother's eye while you have a log in your eye and are not conscious of it? How can you say to your neighbor: 'Friend, let me take this speck out of your eye,' when you can't remove the log in your own? You hypocrite! First remove the log from your own eye and then you will see clearly enough to remove the speck from your neighbor's eye."