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

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Ephesians 2.1-10

Brothers and sisters:
You were dead in transgressions and sins,
in which you once walked according to the course of this world,
according to the prince of the power of the air,
the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience,
among whom we also all once lived in the desires of our flesh,
doing the wishes of the flesh and of the mind,
and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest.
God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us,
even when we were dead through our trespasses,
made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
and raised us up with him,
and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches
of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves;
it is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one could boast.
For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works
which God prepared ahead of time that we would walk in them.

Responsorial – Psalm 100.1b-2, 3, 4ab, 4c-5 Resp. 3b

R. The Lord has made us, and we are his.

Shout for joy to the Lord, all you lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness.
Come before his presence with singing.

R. The Lord has made us, and we are his.

Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who has made us, and we are his.
We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

R. The Lord has made us, and we are his.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
into his courts with praise.

R. The Lord has made us, and we are his.

Give thanks to him, and bless his name, for the Lord is good.
His loving kindness endures forever,
his faithfulness to all generations.

R. The Lord has made us, and we are his.

Gospel – Luke 12.13-21

Someone in the crowd said to Jesus,
“Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”
But he said to him, “Human, who made me a judge or an arbitrator over you?”
He said to them, “Beware! Keep yourselves from covetousness,
for not a life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.”
He spoke a parable to them, saying,
“The ground of a certain rich human produced abundantly.
He reasoned within himself, saying,
‘What will I do, since I do not have room to store my crops?’
He said, ‘This is what I will do. I will pull down my barns, and build bigger ones,
and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
I will tell my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years.
Take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.”’
But God said to him, ‘You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you.
The things which you have prepared—whose will they be?’
So is the one who lays up treasure for themself, and is not rich in God.”

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