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

Official Translation

Reading 1 – 1 Corinthians 12.31-13:13

Brothers and sisters:
Earnestly strive through imitation for the greater charisms.
And I will show you a way still beyond:
If I speak with the tongues of humans and angels, but do not have love,
I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
And if I have the gift of prophecy and know all mysteries and all knowledge,
and if I have all faith, so as to move mountains,
but do not have love, I am nothing.
And if I donate all my possessions, and if I give my body to be burned,
but do not have love, it gains me nothing.

Love is patient; Love is kind;
Love is not jealous, nor bragging, nor proud, nor rude,
It does not seek its own way, nor is provoked to anger, nor counts up evils;
nor rejoices in unrighteousness, but rejoices together with the truth.
It bears all; believes all; hopes all; endures all.
Love never fails.

If there are prophecies, they will cease.
If tongues, they will stop.
If knowledge, it will cease.
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part;
but when the goal comes, the in part will cease.
When I was immature, I spoke immaturely,
I thought immaturely, I reasoned immaturely.
Since I have become a man, the immaturity has ceased.
For now we see in a mirror, enigmatically, but then face to face.
Now I know in part, but then I will acknowledge, just as I am acknowledged.
Now faith, hope, and love remain, these three,
and the greatest of these is love.

Responsorial – Psalm 33.2-3, 4-5, 12+22 Resp. 12

R. Blessed is the people whom the Lord has chosen as his inheritance.

Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre.
Sing praises to him with the ten-stringed harp.
Sing to him a new song.
Play skillfully, with a shout of joy!

R. Blessed is the people whom the Lord has chosen as his inheritance.

The word of the Lord is right.
All his work is done in faithfulness.
He loves righteousness and justice.
The earth is full of the loving kindness of the Lord.

R. Blessed is the people whom the Lord has chosen as his inheritance.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.
Let your loving kindness be on us, O Lord,
since we have hoped in you.

R. Blessed is the people whom the Lord has chosen as his inheritance.

Gospel – Luke 7.31-35

Jesus said to the crowds:
“To what shall I compare the humans of this kind?
What are they like?
They are like children who sit in the marketplace, and call to one another, saying,
‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance.
We sang a dirge, and you did not weep.’
For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine,
and you say, ‘He has a demon.’
The Son of Human has come eating and drinking,
and you say, ‘Behold the human, a glutton and a drunk;
a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’
Wisdom is justified by all her children.”

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