Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Wisdom 7.7-11

I prayed and understanding was given me.
I called upon God, and the spirit of wisdom came upon me.
And I preferred her to scepter and throne,
and esteemed riches nothing in comparison of her.
Nor did I compare her to any precious stone,
for all gold in comparison to her, is as a little sand,
and silver in respect to her shall be counted as clay.
I loved her above health and beauty,
and chose to have her instead of light:
for her light cannot be put out.
Now all good things came to me together with her,
and innumerable riches through her hands.

Responsorial – Psalm 90.12-13, 14-15, 16-17 Resp. 14

R. Satisfy us with your loving kindness, O Lord, that we may rejoice.

So teach us to number our days,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Relent, O Lord! How long?
Have compassion on your servants!

R. Satisfy us with your loving kindness, O Lord, that we may rejoice.

Satisfy us in the morning with your loving kindness,
that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
for as many years as we have seen evil.

R. Satisfy us with your loving kindness, O Lord, that we may rejoice.

Let your work appear to your servants;
your glory to their children.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us.
Establish the work of our hands for us.
Yes, establish the work of our hands.

R. Satisfy us with your loving kindness, O Lord, that we may rejoice.

Reading 2 – Hebrews 4.12-13

Brothers and sisters:
The word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword,
piercing even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow,
and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
There is no creature that is hidden from his sight,
but all things are naked and laid open before the eyes of him
to whom we must give an account.

Gospel – Mark 10.17-30

As Jesus was going out on the way, someone ran to him and knelt before him,
and asked him, “Good Teacher,what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?”
Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good if not one: God.
You know the commandments:
‘Do not murder,’
‘Do not commit adultery,’
‘Do not steal,’
‘Do not give false testimony,’
‘Do not defraud,’
‘Honor your father and mother.’”

He said to him, “Teacher, I have observed all these things from my youth.”
Jesus looking at him loved him, and said to him,
“One thing you lack. Go, sell whatever you have and give to the poor,
and you will have treasure in heaven; and come follow me.”

But his face darkened at that saying, and he went away sorrowful,
for he was one who had great possessions.
Jesus looked around, and said to his disciples,
“How difficult it is for those who have riches to enter into the Kingdom of God!”
The disciples were amazed at his words.
But Jesus answered again,
“Children, how hard it is to enter into the Kingdom of God!
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of the needle
than for someone rich to enter into the Kingdom of God.”
They were exceedingly astonished, saying to him, “Then who can be saved?”
Jesus, looking at them, said,
“With humans it is impossible, but not with God, for all things are possible with God.”

Peter began to tell Jesus “Behold, we have left all, and have followed you.”
Jesus said, “Amen I tell you, there is no one
who has left house, or brothers, or sisters,
or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or land,
for my sake and for the sake of the Gospel,
but they will receive one hundred times more now in this time:
houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and land, with persecutions,
and in the age to come eternal life.

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