Wednesday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 - Job 9.1-12, 14-16

Job answered his friends and said:

“Truly I know that it is so, but how can man be just with God?
If he is pleased to contend with him, he cannot answer him one time in a thousand.
God who is wise in heart, and mighty in strength:
who has hardened himself against him, and prospered?
He removes the mountains, and they do not know it, when he overturns them in his anger.
He shakes the earth out of its place. Its pillars tremble.
He commands the sun, and it does not rise, and seals up the stars.
He alone stretches out the heavens, and treads on the waves of the sea.
He makes the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the rooms of the south.
He does great things past finding out;
yes, marvelous things without number. Behold, he goes by me, and I don’t see him.
He passes on also, but I do not perceive him.
Behold, he snatches away. Who can hinder him?
Who will ask him, ‘What are you doing?’
How much less shall I answer him, and choose my words to argue with him?
Though I were righteous, yet I would not answer him.
I would make supplication to my judge.
If I had called, and he had answered me,
still I would not believe that he listened to my voice.

Responsorial – Psalm 88.10bc-11, 12-13, 14-15 Resp. 3

R. Let my prayer enter into your presence, Lord.

I have called on you daily, Lord.
I have spread out my hands to you.
Do you show wonders to the dead?
Do the departed spirits rise up and praise you?

R. Let my prayer enter into your presence, Lord.

Is your loving kindness declared in the grave?
Or your faithfulness in Destruction?
Are your wonders made known in the dark?
Or your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

R. Let my prayer enter into your presence, Lord.

But to you, O Lord, I have cried.
In the morning, my prayer comes before you.
O Lord,, why do you reject my soul?
Why do you hide your face from me?

R. Let my prayer enter into your presence, Lord.

Gospel – Luke 9.57-62

As Jesus and his disciples went on the way, a certain man said to him,
“I want to follow you wherever you go, Lord.”
Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky have nests,
but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”
He said to another, “Follow me!”
But he said, “Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.”
But Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead,
but you go and announce God’s Kingdom.”
Another also said, “I want to follow you, Lord,
but first allow me to say good-bye to those who are at my house.”
But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back,
is fit for the Kingdom of God.”

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