Thursday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – 1 Corinthians 15.1-11

Now I declare to you, brothers and sisters,
the Gospel which I preached to you,
which also you received,
in which you also stand,
by which you are saved,
if you hold firmly the word which I preached to you
—unless you believed in vain.

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received:
that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
that he was buried,
that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
and that he appeared to Kephas, then to the Twelve.
Then he appeared to over five hundred brothers at once,
most of whom remain until now, though some have fallen asleep.
Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles,
and last of all, as to a preemie, he appeared to me also.

For I am the least of the Apostles, not worthy to be called an Apostle,
because I persecuted the Church of God.
But by the grace of God I am what I am.
His grace given to me was not futile,
but I worked harder than all of them;
yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.
Whether then it is I or they, thus we preach, and thus you believed.

Responsorial – Psalm 118.1b-2, 16ab-17, 28 Resp. 1

R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his loving kindness endures forever.
Let Israel now say
that his loving kindness endures forever.

R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

“The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.
The right hand of the Lord is exalted!
I will not die, but live,
and declare the works of the Lord.

R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

You are my God, and I will give thanks to you.
You are my God, I will exalt you.

R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

Gospel - Luke 7:36-50

One of the Pharisees invited Jesus to eat with him.
He entered the Pharisee’s house, and sat at the table.
Behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner,
when she knew that he was reclining in the Pharisee’s house,
brought an alabaster jar of ointment.
Standing behind at his feet weeping,
she began to wet his feet with her tears,
and she wiped them with the hair of her head.
She kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment.
Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself,
“If this one were a prophet, he would have perceived
who and what kind of woman this is who touches him, that she is a sinner.”

Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.”
He said, “Teacher, say on.”
“A certain lender had two debtors.
The one owed five hundred days’ wages, and the other fifty.
When they could not pay, he forgave them both.
Which of them therefore will love him most?”
Simon answered, “He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the most.”
He said to him, “You have judged correctly.”

Turning to the woman, he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman?
I entered into your house, and you gave me no water for my feet,
but she has wet my feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head.
You gave me no kiss, but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss my feet.
You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.
Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much.
But the one to whom little is forgiven loves little.”
He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
Those who sat at the table with him began to say to themselves,
“Who is this who even forgives sins?”
He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”

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