Readings of the day: Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time
With you is the fountain of life, O Lord.
Reading for the day
Reading for the day
- 1 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
- 2 Go, and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying: Thus saith the Lord: I have remembered thee, pitying thy soul, pitying thy youth, and the love of thy espousals, when thou followedst me in the desert, in a land that is not sown.
- 3 Israel is holy to the Lord, the first fruits of his increase: all they that devour him offend: evils shall come upon them, saith the Lord.
- 7 And I brought you into the land of Carmel, to eat the fruit thereof, and the best things thereof: and when ye entered in, you defiled my land, and made my inheritance an abomination.
- 8 The priests did not say: Where is the Lord? and they that held the law knew me not, and the pastors transgressed against me: and the prophets prophesied in Baal, and followed idols.
- 12 Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and ye gates thereof, be very desolate, saith the Lord.
- 13 For my people have done two evils. They have forsaken me, the fountain of living water, and have digged to themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Response: With you is the fountain of life, O Lord.
- 7 O LORD, your mercy reaches to heaven; your faithfulness, to the clouds.
- 8 Your justice is like the mountains of God; your judgments, like the mighty deep. R
- 9 How precious is your mercy, O God! The children of men take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
- 10 They have their fill of the prime gifts of your house; from your delightful stream you give them to drink. R
- 11 For with you is the fountain of life, and in your light we see light. Keep up your mercy toward your friends, your just defense of the upright of heart. R
Gospel for the day
- 10 The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?”
- 11 He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.
- 12 Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.
- 13 This is why I speak to them in parables: “Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.
- 14 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: “‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.
- 15 For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’[a]
- 16 But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.
- 17 For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.
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