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Monday 25 June 2018    (other days)
Monday of week 12 in Ordinary Time

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: Green.


First reading
2 Kings 17:5-8,13-15,18 ©
There was none left, but the tribe of Judah only
The king of Assyria invaded the whole country and, coming to Samaria, laid siege to it for three years. In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria and deported the Israelites to Assyria. He settled them in Halah on the Habor, a river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
  This happened because the Israelites had sinned against the Lord their God who had brought them out of the land of Egypt, out of the grip of Pharaoh king of Egypt. They worshipped other gods, they followed the practices of the nations that the Lord had dispossessed for them.
  And yet through all the prophets and all the seers, the Lord had given Israel and Judah this warning, ‘Turn from your wicked ways and keep my commandments and my laws in accordance with the entire Law I laid down for your fathers and delivered to them through my servants the prophets.’ But they would not listen, they were more stubborn than their ancestors had been who had no faith in the Lord their God. They despised his laws and the covenant he had made with their ancestors, and the warnings he had given them. They pursued emptiness, and themselves became empty through copying the nations round them although the Lord had ordered them not to act as they did. For this, the Lord was enraged with Israel and thrust them away from him. There was none left but the tribe of Judah only.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 59(60):3-5,12-13 ©
Help us with your right hand, O Lord, and answer us.
O God, you have rejected us and broken us.
  You have been angry; come back to us.
Help us with your right hand, O Lord, and answer us.
You have made the earth quake, torn it open.
  Repair what is shattered for it sways.
You have inflicted hardships on your people
  and made us drink a wine that dazed us.
Help us with your right hand, O Lord, and answer us.
Will you utterly reject us, O God,
  and no longer march with our armies?
Give us help against the foe:
  for the help of man is vain.
Help us with your right hand, O Lord, and answer us.

Gospel AcclamationHeb4:12
Alleluia, alleluia!
The word of God is living and active:
it probes the thoughts and motives of our heart.
Alleluia!

GospelMatthew 7:1-5 ©
Do not judge, and you will not be judged
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Do not judge, and you will not be judged; because the judgements you give are the judgements you will get, and the amount you measure out is the amount you will be given. Why do you observe the splinter in your brother’s eye and never notice the plank in your own? How dare you say to your brother, “Let me take the splinter out of your eye,” when all the time there is a plank in your own? Hypocrite! Take the plank out of your own eye first, and then you will see clearly enough to take the splinter out of your brother’s eye.’

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