Tuesday of the Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time (I)

Official Translation

Reading 1 - Wisdom 2:23-3:9

For God created the human as an immortal,
and in the image of his own likeness he made him.
However, by the envy of the devil, death came into the world,
and the ones who taste it are those being part of that one.
But the souls of the just are in the hand of God,
and no torment shall touch them.
They seemed, in the sight of the foolish, to die.
Their departure was reckoned an abuse,
and their going away from us, an affliction,
but they are at peace.

And though in the sight of humans they suffered torments,
their hope is full of immortality.
In a few ways, afflicted;
in many ways, well-rewarded,
because God has tried them,
and found them worthy of himself.
As gold in the furnace he has proved them,
and as a sacrificial victim he has received them.
They will shine in their time, they will be respected.
They will fly to and fro like sparks in the weeds.
They shall judge nations and rule over people,
and their Lord shall reign forever.
Those who trust in him, shall understand the truth,
and the faithful in love shall rest in him,
since grace and peace are given to his elect.

Responsorial - Psalm 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19 Resp. 2a

R. I will bless the Lord at all times.

I will bless the Lord at all times,
his praise shall be always in my mouth.
In the Lord my soul will be joyful.
Let the meek hear and rejoice.

R. I will bless the Lord at all times.

The eyes of the Lord are on the just,
and his ears are for their prayers.
But the face of the Lord is against evildoers,
to cut off remembrance of them from the earth.

R. I will bless the Lord at all times.

The just cried, and the Lord heard them,
and delivered them out of all their troubles.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted,
and he will save the humble of spirit.

R. I will bless the Lord at all times.

Gospel - Luke 17:7-10

Jesus said to the Apostles:
Which one of you having a slave plowing, or feeding cattle,
when he comes in from the field, says to him, “Come here right now and sit down”?
Do you not say to him, “Prepare the meal, and put on your apron,
and serve me, while I eat and drink and afterward you may eat and drink”?
And you do not thank the slave because he did what you commanded, do you?

So you also, when you have done all that you are commanded, say,
“We are unprofitable slaves; what we have done, we were obligated to do.”

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