Tuesday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Proverbs 21.1-6, 10-13

The king’s heart is in the Lord’s hand like flowing water:
he turns it wherever he desires.
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,
but the Lord weighs the hearts.
To do righteousness and justice
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
A high look, and a proud heart:
the lamp of the wicked, is sin.
The plans of the diligent surely lead to plenty,
and everyone who is hasty surely rushes to poverty.
Getting treasures by a lying tongue
is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.

The soul of the wicked desires evil;
his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.
When the mocker is punished, the simple gains wisdom.
When the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
The just man considers the house of the wicked,
and brings the wicked to ruin.
Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor,
will himself cry out, but shall not be heard.

Responsorial – Psalm 119.1, 27, 30, 34, 35, 44 Resp. 35

R. Lord, guide me on the path of your commandments.

Blessed are those whose ways are blameless,
who walk according to the law of the Lord.

R. Lord, guide me on the path of your commandments.

Let me understand the teaching of your precepts!
Then I will meditate on your wondrous works.

R. Lord, guide me on the path of your commandments.

I have chosen the way of truth.
I have set your ordinances before me.

R. Lord, guide me on the path of your commandments.

Give me understanding, and I will keep your law.
Yes, I will obey it with my whole heart.

R. Lord, guide me on the path of your commandments.

Guide me on the path of your commandments,
for I delight in them.

R. Lord, guide me on the path of your commandments.

So I will obey your law continually,
forever and ever.

R. Lord, guide me on the path of your commandments.

Gospel – Luke 8.19-21

Jesus’ mother and brothers came to him,
but they could not come near because of the crowd.
Someone told him,
“Your mother and your brothers stand outside, desiring to see you.”
But he answered them,
“My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.”

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