Monday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Revelation 1.1-4; 2.1-5

The revelation of Jesus Christ,
which God gave him to show to his servants what must soon happen,
which he sent and made known by his angel to his servant, John,
who testified to God’s word and to the testimony of Jesus Christ,
concerning everything that he saw.
Blessed is the one who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy,
and keep to the things that are written in it, for the time is at hand.

John, to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from God, who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne.

I hear the Lord saying to me:
“To the messenger of the Church in Ephesus write:
He who holds the seven stars in his right hand,
he who walks among the seven golden lampstands says these things:
‘I know your works, and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate the wicked,
and have tested those who call themselves apostles though they are not, and found them false.
You have perseverance and have endured for my name’s sake, and have not grown weary.
But I hold this against you: that you lost the love which you had at first.
Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do as at first,
or else I am coming to you swiftly, and will move your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.

Responsorial – Psalm 1.1-2, 3, 4+6 Resp. Revelation 2.17

R. I will feed the victors from the tree of life.

Blessed is the man who does not walk
in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stand on the sinners’ path,
nor sit in the scoffers’ seat,
but whose delight is in the Lord’s law.
On his law he meditates day and night.

R. I will feed the victors from the tree of life.

He will be like a tree
planted by the streams of water,
that produces its fruit in its season,
whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does shall prosper.

R. I will feed the victors from the tree of life.

The wicked are not so,
but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
For the Lord watches the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked shall perish.

R. I will feed the victors from the tree of life.

Gospel – Luke 18.35-43

And it came to pass, as Jesus was coming close to Jericho,
that a blind man sat by the road begging.
Hearing the crowd pass by, he asked what it meant,
and they reported to him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”
He cried, saying, “Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me.”
And those who led the way shushed him, so that he would be silent,
but he cried so much the more,
“Son of David, have mercy on me.”

Jesus stopped and insisted that he be brought to him.
When he had come near, he asked him, saying,
“What do you wish that I will do for you?”
He said, “Lord, that I may see again.”
Jesus said to him, “See again; your faith has saved you.”
Immediately he saw again, and followed him, glorifying God.
And all the people seeing gave praise to God.

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