Monday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

When I came to you, brothers and sisters,
proclaiming to you the mystery of God,
I did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom,
For I determined not to know anything among you,
except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling.
My speech and my preaching were not
in persuasive words of human wisdom,
but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
that your faith would not rely on the wisdom of humans,
but on the power of God.

Responsorial – Psalm 119.97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102 Resp. 97

R. Lord, how I love your law!

How I love your law!
It is my meditation all day.

R. Lord, how I love your law!

Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies,
for they are always with me.

R. Lord, how I love your law!

I have more understanding than all my teachers,
for your decrees are my meditation.

R. Lord, how I love your law!

I understand more than the elders,
because I have kept your precepts.

R. Lord, how I love your law!

I have kept my feet from every evil way,
that I might observe your word.

R. Lord, how I love your law!

I have not turned aside from your ordinances,
for you have taught me.

R. Lord, how I love your law!

Gospel – Luke 4.16-30

Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up.
He entered, as was his custom, into the synagogue on the Sabbath day,
and stood up to read.
The book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him.
He opened the book and found the place where it was written:

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives,
recovering of sight to the blind,
to deliver those who are oppressed,
and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.”

He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down.
The eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him.
He began to tell them,
“Today, this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”
All witnessed to him
and wondered at the gracious words
which proceeded out of his mouth,
and they asked, “Is this not Joseph’s son?”
He said to them, “Doubtless you will tell me this parable:
‘Physician, heal thyself!
What we have heard was done at Capernaum,
do also here in your hometown.’”

Jesus said to the people in the synagogue at Nazareth:
“Amen I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown.
Truly I tell you, there were many widows in Israel
in the days of Elijah when the sky was shut up three and a half years,
when a great famine came over all the land.
Elijah was sent to none of them, but rather to Zarephath,
in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.
And there were many lepers in Israel
in the time of Elisha the prophet,
yet not one of them was cleansed,
but rather Naaman, the Syrian.”

Those in the synagogue were all filled with wrath
when they heard these things.
They rose up, threw him out of the city
and led him to the brow of the hill
that their city was built on,
that they might throw him off the cliff.
But he, passing through the midst of them, went his way.

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