Readings of the day: Tuesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Of mercy and judgment I will sing; to you, O LORD, I will sing praise.
Reading for the day
Reading for the day
1 Timothy 3:1-13
- 1 The saying is sure: If any one aspires to the office of bishop, he desires a noble task.
- 2 Now a bishop must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, dignified, hospitable, an apt teacher,
- 3 no drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, and no lover of money.
- 4 He must manage his own household well, keeping his children submissive and respectful in every way;
- 5 for if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how can he care for God's church?
- 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may be puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil;
- 7 moreover he must be well thought of by outsiders, or he may fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
- 8 Deacons likewise must be serious, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for gain;
- 9 they must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.
- 10 And let them also be tested first; then if they prove themselves blameless let them serve as deacons.
- 11 The women likewise must be serious, no slanderers, but temperate, faithful in all things.
- 12 Let deacons be the husband of one wife, and let them manage their children and their households well;
- 13 for those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Psalms 101:1-3, 5-6
Response: I will walk with blameless heart.
- 1 I will sing of loyalty and of justice; to thee, O LORD, I will sing.
- 2 I will give heed to the way that is blameless. Oh when wilt thou come to me? I will walk with integrity of heart within my house; R
- 3 I will not set before my eyes anything that is base. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cleave to me.
- 5 Him who slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. The man of haughty looks and arrogant heart I will not endure. R
- 6 I will look with favor on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; he who walks in the way that is blameless shall minister to me. R
Gospel for the day
- 11 Soon afterward he went to a city called Na'in, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him.
- 12 As he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her.
- 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep."
- 14 And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, arise."
- 15 And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother.
- 16 Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and "God has visited his people!"
- 17 And this report concerning him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country.
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