Readings of the day: Memorial of Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
Reading for the day
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Reading for the day
Exodus 1:8-14, 22
- 8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.
- 9 And he said to his people, "Behold, the people of Israel are too many and too mighty for us.
- 10 Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and, if war befall us, they join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land."
- 11 Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with heavy burdens; and they built for Pharaoh store-cities, Pithom and Ra-am'ses.
- 12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad. And the Egyptians were in dread of the people of Israel.
- 13 So they made the people of Israel serve with rigor,
- 14 and made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and brick, and in all kinds of work in the field; in all their work they made them serve with rigor.
- 22 Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, "Every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile, but you shall let every daughter live."
Response: Our help is in the name of the Lord.
- 1 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, let Israel now say --
- 2 if it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us, R
- 3 then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us;
- 4 then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us; R
- 5 then over us would have gone the raging waters.
- 6 Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as prey to their teeth! R
- 7 We have escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped!
- 8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. R
Gospel for the day
- 34 "Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
- 35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
- 36 and a man's foes will be those of his own household.
- 37 He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
- 38 and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
- 39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.
- 40 "He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.
- 41 He who receives a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward, and he who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.
- 42 And whoever gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he shall not lose his reward."
- 1 And when Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in their cities.
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