Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Ephesians 4.32-5:8

Brothers and sisters:
Be kind to one another, tender hearted,
forgiving each other, just as God in Christ forgave you.
Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.
Walk in love, even as Christ also loved us, and gave himself up for us,
an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance.

But let perversion and all uncleanness, or covetousness,
not even be mentioned among you, as becomes saints;
nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not appropriate,
but rather thanksgiving.
Know this for sure: no pervert, nor unclean person, nor coveter, who is an idolater,
has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and God.

Let no one deceive you with empty words.
For because of these things, the wrath of God comes on the sons of disobedience.
Therefore do not be partners with them.
For you were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord.
Walk as children of light.

Responsorial – Psalm 1.1-2, 3, 4+6 Resp. Ephesians 5.1

R. Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.

Blessed is the man who does not walk
in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stand on the sinners’ path,
nor sit in the scoffers’ seat,
but whose delight is in the Lord’s law.
On his law he meditates day and night.

R. Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.

He will be like a tree
planted by the streams of water,
that produces its fruit in its season,
whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does shall prosper.

R. Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.

The wicked are not so,
but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
For the Lord watches the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked shall perish.

R. Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.

Gospel – Luke 13.10-17

Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath day.
Behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of disability eighteen years,
and she was bent over, and could in no way straighten herself up.
When Jesus saw her, he called her, and said to her,
“Woman, you are freed from your infirmity.”
He laid his hands on her, and immediately she stood up straight, and glorified God.

The leader of the synagogue, being indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath,
said to the crowd, “There are six days on which to work.
Therefore come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day!”
But the Lord answered him, “You hypocrites!
Do not each of you free his ox or his donkey from the stall on the Sabbath,
and lead him away to water?
Ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham,
whom Satan had bound eighteen long years,
be freed from this bondage on the Sabbath day?”
As he said these things, all his accusers were shamed,
and the whole crowd rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

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