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Friday 16 November 2018    (other days)
Friday of week 32 in Ordinary Time

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: Green.


First reading2 John 1:4-9 ©
The commandment which you have heard since the beginning is to live a life of love
It has given me great joy to find that your children have been living the life of truth as we were commanded by the Father. I am writing now, dear lady, not to give you any new commandment, but the one which we were given at the beginning, and to plead: let us love one another.
  To love is to live according to his commandments: this is the commandment which you have heard since the beginning, to live a life of love.
  There are many deceivers about in the world, refusing to admit that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. They are the Deceiver; they are the Antichrist. Watch yourselves, or all our work will be lost and not get the reward it deserves. If anybody does not keep within the teaching of Christ but goes beyond it, he cannot have God with him: only those who keep to what he taught can have the Father and the Son with them.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 118(119):1-2,10-11,17-18 ©
Happy are they who follow the law of the Lord!
They are happy whose life is blameless,
  who follow God’s law!
They are happy who do his will,
  seeking him with all their hearts.
Happy are they who follow the law of the Lord!
I have sought you with all my heart;
  let me not stray from your commands.
I treasure your promise in my heart
  lest I sin against you.
Happy are they who follow the law of the Lord!
Bless your servant and I shall live
  and obey your word.
Open my eyes that I may see
  the wonders of your law.
Happy are they who follow the law of the Lord!

Gospel AcclamationLk21:28
Alleluia, alleluia!
Lift up your heads and see:
your redemption is near at hand.
Alleluia!

GospelLuke 17:26-37 ©
When the day comes for the Son of Man to be revealed
Jesus said to the disciples:
  ‘As it was in Noah’s day, so will it also be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating and drinking, marrying wives and husbands, right up to the day Noah went into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. It will be the same as it was in Lot’s day: people were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but the day Lot left Sodom, God rained fire and brimstone from heaven and it destroyed them all. It will be the same when the day comes for the Son of Man to be revealed.
  ‘When that day comes, anyone on the housetop, with his possessions in the house, must not come down to collect them, nor must anyone in the fields turn back either. Remember Lot’s wife. Anyone who tries to preserve his life will lose it; and anyone who loses it will keep it safe. I tell you, on that night two will be in one bed: one will be taken, the other left; two women will be grinding corn together: one will be taken, the other left.’ The disciples interrupted. ‘Where, Lord?’ they asked. He said, ‘Where the body is, there too will the vultures gather.’

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