Readings of the day: Wednesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time
For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly moved.
Readingfor the day
Readingfor the day
- 1 Therefore you have no excuse, O man, whoever you are, when you judge another; for in passing judgment upon him you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things.
- 2 We know that the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who do such things.
- 3 Do you suppose, O man, that when you judge those who do such things and yet do them yourself, you will escape the judgment of God?
- 4 Or do you presume upon the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience? Do you not know that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?
- 5 But by your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.
- 6 For he will render to every man according to his works:
- 7 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;
- 8 but for those who are factious and do not obey the truth, but obey wickedness, there will be wrath and fury.
- 9 There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek,
- 10 but glory and honor and peace for every one who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek.
- 11 For God shows no partiality.
Psalms 62:2-3, 6-7, 9
Response: Lord, you give back to everyone according to his works.
- 1 For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.
- 2 He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly moved. R
- 5 For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him.
- 6 He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. R
- 8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. R
Gospel for the day
- 42 "But woe to you Pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God; these you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.
- 43 Woe to you Pharisees! for you love the best seat in the synagogues and salutations in the market places.
- 44 Woe to you! for you are like graves which are not seen, and men walk over them without knowing it."
- 45 One of the lawyers answered him, "Teacher, in saying this you reproach us also."
- 46 And he said, "Woe to you lawyers also! for you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.
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