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

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Ephesians 2.12-22

Brothers and sisters:
You were at that time separate from Christ,
alienated from the commonwealth of Israel,
and strangers from the covenants of the promise,
having no hope and without God in the world.
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off are made near in the blood of Christ.
For he is our peace, having made both one,
and has broken down the divider of fragmentation, the hostility,
in his flesh making ineffective the law of commandments in dogmas,
that he might create in himself one new human of the two, making peace,
and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the Cross,
putting hostility to death by it.
He came and preached peace to you who were far off and to those who were near.
For through him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.
You are no longer strangers and foreigners,
but you are fellow citizens with the saints,
and members of the household of God,
being built on the foundation of the Apostles and prophets,
Christ Jesus himself being the capstone;
in whom the whole building, fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord;
in him you also are built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.

Responsorial – Psalm 85.9ab-10, 11-12, 13-14 Resp. 9

R. The Lord will speak peace unto his people

I will hear what the Lord God has to say,
for he will speak peace unto his people,
Surely his salvation is near those who fear him,
that glory may dwell in our land.

R. The Lord will speak peace unto his people

Mercy and truth are met together.
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Truth springs out of the earth,
and righteousness has looked down from heaven.

R. The Lord will speak peace unto his people

The Lord will give what is good,
and our land shall yield its increase.
Righteousness shall go before him,
and shall prepare a way for his footsteps to walk.

R. The Lord will speak peace unto his people

Gospel – Luke 12.35-38

Jesus said to his disciples: “Gird your loins and light your lamps.
Be like humans watching for their master to return from the marriage feast,
so that, when he comes and knocks, they may immediately open to him.
Blessed are those slaves, whom the master will find watching when he comes.
Amen I say to you, that he will dress himself, and make them recline,
and will come and serve them.
And if he comes in the second or third watch, and finds them thus, blessed are they!

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