Readings: Tuesday, 23rd week in ordinary time.

First Reading


First Reading: 1 Cor 6:1–11

Brothers and sisters: 
How can any one of you with a case against another 
          dare to bring it to the unjust for judgment 
          instead of to the holy ones? 
Do you not know that the holy ones will judge the world? 
If the world is to be judged by you, 
          are you unqualified for the lowest law courts? 
Do you not know that we will judge angels? 
Then why not everyday matters? 
If, therefore, you have courts for everyday matters, 
          do you seat as judges people of no standing in the Church? 
I say this to shame you. 
Can it be that there is not one among you wise enough 
          to be able to settle a case between brothers? 
But rather brother goes to court against brother, 
          and that before unbelievers? 
Now indeed then it is, in any case, 
          a failure on your part that you have lawsuits against one another. 
Why not rather put up with injustice? 
Why not rather let yourselves be cheated? 
Instead, you inflict injustice and cheat, and this to brothers. 
Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit the Kingdom of God? 
Do not be deceived; 
          neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers 
          nor boy prostitutes nor sodomites nor thieves 
          nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor robbers 
          will inherit the Kingdom of God. 
That is what some of you used to be; 
          but now you have had yourselves washed, you were sanctified, 
          you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ 
          and in the Spirit of our God.

Responsorial Psalm


Responsorial Psalm: Ps 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b

R./ The Lord takes delight in his people.

Sing to the Lord a new song 
          of praise in the assembly of the faithful. 
Let Israel be glad in their maker, 
          let the children of Zion rejoice in their king. 
R./ The Lord takes delight in his people.

Let them praise his name in the festive dance, 
          let them sing praise to him with timbrel and harp. 
For the Lord loves his people, 
          and he adorns the lowly with victory. 
R./ The Lord takes delight in his people.

Let the faithful exult in glory; 
          let them sing for joy upon their couches; 
Let the high praises of God be in their throats. 
          This is the glory of all his faithful. Alleluia. 
R./ The Lord takes delight in his people.

Holy Gospel


Gospel Reading: Lk 6:12-19

Jesus went out into the hills to pray, spending the whole night in prayer with God. When day came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them whom he called apostles: Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew, James and John; Philip and Bartholomew; Matthew and Thomas; James son of Alpheus and Simon called the Zealot; Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who would be the traitor.

Coming down the hill with them, Jesus stood on a level place. Many of his disciples were there and a large crowd of people who had come from all parts of Judea and Jerusalem and from the coastal cities of Tyre and Sidon. They gathered to hear him and be healed of their diseases; likewise people troubled by evil spirits were healed. The entire crowd tried to touch him because of the power that went out from him and healed them all.