Monday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Isaiah 1.10-17

Hear the word of the Lord,
rulers of Sodom!
Listen to the law of our God,
people of Gomorrah!

“What are the multitude
of your sacrifices to me?”, says the Lord.
“I have had enough of the burnt offerings of rams,
and the fat of fed animals.
I do not delight in the blood
of bulls or lambs or male goats.

When you come to appear before me,
who has required this at your hand,
to trample my courts?
Bring no more vain offerings.
Incense is an abomination to me;
new moons, Sabbaths, and convocations:
I cannot bear with octaves of wickedness.
My soul hates your new moons
and your appointed feasts.
They are a burden to me.
I am weary of bearing them.
When you spread out your hands,
I will hide my eyes from you.
Yes, when you make many prayers,
I will not hear.
Your hands are full of blood.

Wash yourselves,
make yourself clean.
Put away the evil of your doings
from before my eyes.
Cease to do evil.
Learn to do good.
Seek justice.
Relieve the oppressed.
Judge the fatherless.
Plead for the widow.

Responsorial – Psalm 50.8-9, 16bc-17, 21+23 Resp. 23b

R. I will show God’s salvation to the just.

I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices.
Your burnt offerings are continually before me.
I have no need for a bull from your stall,
nor male goats from your pens.

R. I will show God’s salvation to the just.

“What right do you have to declare my statutes,
and to have my covenant on your lips,
since you hate instruction,
and throw my words behind you?

R. I will show God’s salvation to the just.

You have done these things, and I kept silent,
so you thought that I was just like you.
I will rebuke you, and accuse you before your own eyes.
Whoever offers the sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifies me,
and to him who rightly goes his way, I will show God’s salvation .”

R. I will show God’s salvation to the just.

Gospel – Matthew 10.34-11.1

Jesus said to his Apostles:
“Do not think that I came to
bring peace on earth.
I did not come to bring peace
but a sword.
For I came to set
a human against their father,
and a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
The foes of a human
will be those of their own household.

The one who loves father or mother
more than me is not worthy of me;
and the one who loves son or daughter
more than me is not worthy of me.
The one who does not
take their cross and follow after me,
is not worthy of me.
He who seeks his life will lose it,
and he who loses his life for my sake, will find it.

Whoever receives you receives me,
Whoever receives me receives
him who sent me.
Whoever receives a prophet
because of the name of prophet
will receive a prophet’s reward.
Whoever receives a righteous man
because of the name of righteous man
will receive a righteous man’s reward.
Whoever gives one of these little ones
just a cup of cold water to drink
because of the name of disciple,
Amen I say to you,
they will in no way lose their reward.”

When Jesus had finished directing his Twelve disciples,
he departed from there to teach and preach in their cities.

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