Tuesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – 1 Kings 17.7-16

After a while, the brook
where Elijah was staying dried up,
because there was no rain in the land.
The Lord’s word came to Elijah, saying,
“Arise, go to Zarephath of Sidon,
and stay there.
Behold, I have commanded
a widow there to sustain you.”

So he arose and went to Zarephath;
and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks:
and he called to her, and said, “Please get me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.”
As she was going to get it, he called to her, and said, “Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.”

She said, “As the Lord your God lives, I do not have a thing baked,
but a handful of meal in the jar, and a little oil in the jug.
Behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and bake it for me and my son,
that we may eat it, and die.”

Elijah said to her, “Do not be afraid. Go and do as you have said;
but make me of it a little cake first, and bring it out to me,
and afterward make some for you and for your son.
For the Lord, the God of Israel says,
‘The jar of meal shall not empty, nor shall the jug of oil fail,
until the day that the Lord sends rain on the earth.’”
She went and did as Elijah had said,
and she, and he, and her house, ate many days.
The jar of meal did not empty, nor did the jug of oil fail,
according to the Lord’s word, which he spoke through Elijah.

Responsorial – Psalm 4.2-3, 4-5, 7b-8 Resp. 7a

R. Lord, let the light of your face shine on us.

Answer me when I call, God of my righteousness.
Give me relief from my distress.
Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
Gentlemen, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor?
Will you love vanity, and seek after falsehood?

R. Lord, let the light of your face shine on us.

But know that the Lord has set apart for himself him who is godly:
the Lord will hear when I call to him.
Stand in awe and do not sin.
Search your own heart on your bed, and be still.

R. Lord, let the light of your face shine on us.

O Lord, let the light of your face shine on us.
You have put gladness in my heart,
more than when their grain and their new wine are increased.

R. Lord, let the light of your face shine on us.

Gospel – Matthew 5.13-16

Jesus said to his disciples:
“You are the salt of the earth,
but if the salt has lost its flavor,
with what will it be salted?
It is then good for nothing but
to be cast out and trodden
under the feet of humans.

You are the light of the world.
A city located on a hill cannot be hidden.
Nor do you light a lamp,
and put it under a bushel basket,
but rather on a stand,
and it shines to all who are in the house.
Even so, let your light shine before humans;
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father in heaven.

No comments:

Post a Comment