Saturday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time (I)

Official Translation

Reading 1 - Romans 11.1-2a, 11-12, 25-29

Brothers and sisters:
I ask, therefore, has God cast away his people?
Not at all!
For I too am an Israelite, from the seed of Abraham,
from the tribe of Benjamin.
God has not cast away his people, whom he foreknew.
Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah,
how he intervenes with God against Israel?

I ask, therefore, did they stumble so that they would fall?
Not at all!
But rather that by their fall,
there might be salvation for the Gentiles,
so that they would be jealous of them.
But if their fall is a windfall for the world,
and their deficiency a windfall for the Gentiles;
how much more their fullness?

For I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery,
(lest you be wise in your own eyes),
that the stubbornness in part of Israel has happened
until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in.
And so all Israel shall be saved, as it is written:

There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer,
who shall turn away impiety from Jacob.
And this for them is my covenant
when I shall take away their sins.

Indeed, with respect to the gospel, they are enemies because of you,
but with respect to the election,
they are loved because of their fathers.
For the gifts and the call of God are not regretted.

Responsorial - Psalm 94.12-13a, 14-15, 17-18 Resp. 14a

R. The Lord will not forsake his people

Blessed is the man whom you instruct, O Lord:
and teach with your law.
So that you may give him rest from the evil days

R. The Lord will not forsake his people

For the Lord will not cast off his people:
nor forsake his own inheritance.
For judgement will return to justice,
and all the upright of heart will follow it.

R. The Lord will not forsake his people

Unless the Lord had been my helper,
my soul would have dwelt in Sheol.
When I said: My foot is moved:
your mercy, O Lord, assisted me.

R. The Lord will not forsake his people

Gospel - Luke 14.1, 7-11

When Jesus went into the house of one of the chief of the Pharisees, on the Sabbath, to eat bread, they were watching him carefully.

So he told a parable to them who were invited,
noticing how they chose the highest seats at the table,
saying to them:

"When you are invited to a wedding,
do not sit down in the highest place,
since perhaps someone more honorable than you has been invited,
for the one who invited you both will come and say to you,
'Give this man your place',
and then you will go with shame to take the lowest place.

But when you are invited,
go, sit down in the lowest place,
so that when he who invited you, comes, he may say to you,
'Friend, go up higher.'
Then you shall be respected by those who sit at table with you.

Because everyone who exalts themself, shall be humbled;
but those who humble themself, shall be exalted.

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