Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Ephesians 5.21-33

Brothers and sisters:
Submit yourselves to one another in the fear of Christ.
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
For the husband is the head of the wife,
and Christ also is the head of the Church,
he is the Savior of his body.
As the Church submits to Christ,
so let wives also be to their own husbands in everything.

Husbands, love your wives,
just as Christ loved the Church,
and gave himself up for her,
that he might sanctify her,
having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
so that he might present the Church to himself in glory,
having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing,
but that she would be holy and without defect.
Just so, husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies.
He who loves his own wife loves himself.
For no one ever hated their own flesh,
but nourishes and cherishes it,
just as the Lord does the Church,
because we are members of his body.
“For this reason a human will leave his father and mother,
and will be joined to his wife. The two will become one flesh.”
This mystery is great: I speak concerning Christ and the Church.
In any case, each one of you should love his wife as himself,
and the wife should respect her husband.

Responsorial – Psalm 128.1-2, 3, 4-5 Resp. 1a

R. Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord.

Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,
who walks in his ways.
For you will eat the labor of your hands.
You will be happy, and it will be well with you.

R. Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord.

Your wife will be as a fruitful vine,
in the innermost parts of your house;
your children like olive plants,
around your table.

R. Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord.

Behold, thus is the man blessed
who fears the Lord.
May the Lord bless you from Zion,
and may you see the good of Jerusalem
all the days of your life.

R. Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord.

Gospel – Luke 13.18-21

Jesus said, “What is the Kingdom of God like? To what shall I compare it?
It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and put in his own garden.
It grew, and became a large tree, and the birds of the sky live in its branches.”

Again he said, “To what shall I compare the Kingdom of God?
It is like yeast, which a woman took and mixed in three measures of flour,
until it was all leavened.”

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