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

Official Translation

Reading 1 – 1 Corinthians 5.1-8

Brothers and sisters:
It is actually reported that there is perversion among you,
and such perversion as is not even tolerated among the Gentiles:
someone has taken his father’s wife.
You are puffed up. Should you not rather mourn?
He who had done this deed shall be removed from among you.

For I most certainly, as being absent in body but present in spirit,
have already, as though I were present, judged him who has done this thing.
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
you being gathered together, and my spirit,
with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
are to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh,
that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
Your boasting is not good.
Do you not know that a little yeast leavens the whole loaf?
Purge out the old yeast, that you may be a new loaf,
since you are unleavened.

For indeed Christ, our Passover, has been sacrificed.
Therefore let us keep the feast,
not with old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness,
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Responsorial – Psalm 5.5-6, 7, 12 Resp. 9

R. Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness.

For you are not a God who has pleasure in wickedness.
Evil cannot coexist with you.
The arrogant shall not stand in your sight.
You hate all workers of iniquity.

R. Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness.

You will destroy those who speak lies.
The bloodthirsty and deceitful man
is abhorred by the Lord.

R. Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness.

But let all those who take refuge in you
rejoice, let them always shout for joy,
because you defend them.
Let those who love your name be joyful in you.

R. Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness.

Gospel – Luke 6.6-11

On another Sabbath, Jesus entered into the synagogue and taught.
There was a man there, and his right hand was withered.
The scribes and the Pharisees watched him,
to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath,
that they might find an accusation against him.
But he knew their thoughts,
and he said to the man who had the withered hand,
“Rise up, and stand in the center.” He arose and stood.

Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you something:
Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good, or to do harm?
To save a life, or to kill?”
He looked around at them all,
and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.”
He did, and his hand was restored as sound as the other.
But they were filled with rage
and spoke with one another about what they might do to Jesus.

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