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Tuesday 22 September 2020    (other days)
Tuesday of week 25 in Ordinary Time

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: Green.


First reading
Proverbs 21:1-6,10-13 ©

On wickedness and virtue

Like flowing water is the heart of the king in the hand of the Lord,
  who turns it where he pleases.
A man’s conduct may strike him as upright,
  the Lord, however, weighs the heart.
To act virtuously and with justice
  is more pleasing to the Lord than sacrifice.
Haughty eye, proud heart,
  lamp of the wicked, nothing but sin.
The hardworking man is thoughtful, and all is gain;
  too much haste, and all that comes of it is want.
To make a fortune with the help of a lying tongue,
  such the idle fantasy of those who look for death.
The wicked man’s soul is intent on evil,
  he looks on his neighbour with dislike.
When a mocker is punished, the ignorant man grows wiser,
  when a wise man is instructed he acquires more knowledge.
The Just One watches the house of the wicked:
  he hurls the wicked to destruction.
He who shuts his ear to the poor man’s cry
  shall himself plead and not be heard.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 118(119):1,27,30,34-35,44

Gospel Acclamationcf.Ps129:5
Alleluia, alleluia!
My soul is waiting for the Lord,
I count on his word.
Alleluia!
Or:Lk11:28
Alleluia, alleluia!
Happy are those
who hear the word of God
and keep it.
Alleluia!

GospelLuke 8:19-21 ©

'My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God'

The mother and the brothers of Jesus came looking for him, but they could not get to him because of the crowd. He was told, ‘Your mother and brothers are standing outside and want to see you.’ But he said in answer, ‘My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and put it into practice.’
GospelLuke 8:19-21
Παρεγένετο δὲ πρὸς αὐτὸν ἡ μήτηρ καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ οὐκ ἠδύναντο συντυχεῖν αὐτῷ διὰ τὸν ὄχλον. ἀπηγγέλη δὲ αὐτῷ ἡ μήτηρ σου καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοί σου ἑστήκασιν ἔξω ἰδεῖν θέλοντες σε. ὁ δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς εἶπεν πρὸς αὐτούς· μήτηρ μου καὶ ἀδελφοί μου οὗτοι εἰσιν οἱ τὸν λόγον τοῦ θεοῦ ἀκούοντες καὶ ποιοῦντες.

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