Monday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Ezekiel 24.15-23

The word of the Lord came to me, saying,
“Son of man, behold,
I will take away from you the desire of your eyes
with a sudden shock,
yet you shall neither mourn nor weep,
nor shall your tears run down.
Sigh, but not aloud, make no mourning for the dead;
bind your turban on and put your shoes on your feet,
and do not cover your beard, and do not eat men’s bread.”

So I spoke to the people in the morning,
and at evening my wife died,
and I did in the morning as I was commanded.
The people said to me, “Will you not tell us
what these things are to us, that you act so?
Then I said to them, the Lord’s word came to me, saying,
“Speak to the house of Israel,
Thus says the Lord God:
‘Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the pride of your power,
the desire of your eyes, and what your soul pities,
and your sons and your daughters
whom you have left behind shall fall by the sword.’
You shall do as I have done:
you shall not cover your beards,
nor eat the bread of men.
Your turbans shall be on your heads, and your shoes on your feet:
you shall not mourn nor weep,
but you shall pine away in your iniquities,
and groan one to another.

Responsorial – Deuteronomy 32.18-19, 20, 21 Resp. 18a

R. You have forgotten God who gave you birth.

Of the Rock your father, you are unmindful,
and have forgotten God who gave you birth.
The Lord saw and abhorred,
because of the provocation of his sons and his daughters.

R. You have forgotten God who gave you birth.

He said, “I will hide my face from them.
I will see what their end will be;
for they are a very perverse generation,
children in whom is no faithfulness.

R. You have forgotten God who gave you birth.

They have moved me to jealousy with their no-God.
They have provoked me to anger with their vanities.
I will move them to jealousy a no-people.
I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.

R. You have forgotten God who gave you birth.

Gospel – Matthew 19.16-22

Behold, someone came to Jesus and said,
“Teacher, what good shall I do, that I may have eternal life?”
He said to him, “Why do you ask me about the good?”
There is only one who is good.
But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
He said to him, “Which ones?”
Jesus said, “‘You shall not murder.’ ‘You shall not commit adultery.’
‘You shall not steal.’ ‘You shall not offer false testimony.’
‘Honor your father and mother.’ And, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”
The youth said to him,
“All these things I have kept. What am I missing?”
Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect,
go, sell what you have, and give to the poor,
and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”
But when the youth heard these words,
he went away sad, for he had many possessions.

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