Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 - Micah 7.14-15, 18-20

Shepherd your people with your staff,
the flock of your heritage,
who dwell by themselves in a forest,
in the middle of Carmel,
let them feed in Bashan and Gilead,
as in the days of old.

“As in the days when you
came out of the land of Egypt,
I will show them marvelous things.”

Who is a God like you, who pardons iniquity,
passing over the disobedience
of the remnant of his heritage,
who does not retain his anger forever,
but delights in loving kindness,
who will again have compassion on us,
treading our iniquities under foot,
and cast all our sins into the depths of the sea,
who gives faithfulness to Jacob,
and mercy to Abraham,
as you have sworn to our fathers
from the days of old?

Responsorial – Psalm 85.2-4, 5-6, 7-8 Resp. 8a

R. Show us your loving kindness, O Lord.

O Lord, you have been favorable to your land.
You have restored the fortunes of Jacob.
You have forgiven the iniquity of your people.
You have covered all their sins.
You have taken away all your wrath.
You have turned from the fierceness of your anger.

R. Show us your loving kindness, O Lord.

Return us, O God of our salvation,
and cause your indignation toward us to cease.
Will you be angry with us forever?
Will you draw out your anger to all generations?

R. Show us your loving kindness, O Lord.

Will you not revive us again,
that your people may rejoice in you?
Show us your loving kindness, O Lord.
Grant us your salvation.

R. Show us your loving kindness, O Lord.

Gospel – Matthew 12.46-50

While Jesus was still speaking to the crowds,
behold, his mother and his brothers
stood outside, seeking to speak with him.
Someone said to him,
“Behold, your mother and your brothers
stand outside, seeking to speak with you.”

But he answered the one who spoke to him,
“Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?”
He stretched out his hand towards his disciples,
and said, “Behold, my mother and my brothers!
For whoever does the will of
my Father who is in heaven,
is my brother, and sister, and mother.”

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