Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

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Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 - Ephesians 6.1-9

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
“Honor your father and mother,”
is the first commandment with a promise:
“that it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth.”
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger,
but nurture them in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Slaves, obey lords according to the flesh,
with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as to Christ;
not under supervision like people-pleasers
but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your soul.
Serving with good minds, as to the Lord, and not to humans,
knowing that whatever good thing each does,
will itself be provided from the Lord, whether slave or free.
Lords, do the same to them, stopping the threats,
knowing that both their Lord and yours is in heaven,
and there is no partiality with him.

Responsorial – Psalm 145.10-11, 12-13ab, 13cd-14 Resp. 13c

R. The Lord is faithful in all his words.

Let all your works, O Lord, praise you,
and let your holy ones bless you.
They will speak of the glory of your kingdom:
and tell of your power.

R. The Lord is faithful in all his words.

To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts,
the glory of the majesty of his kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.
Your dominion endures throughout all generations.

R. The Lord is faithful in all his words.

The Lord is faithful in all his words,
and loving in all his deeds.
The Lord upholds all who fall,
and raises up all those who are bowed down.

R. The Lord is faithful in all his words.

Gospel – Luke 13.22-30

Jesus went on his way through cities and villages,
teaching, and traveling on to Jerusalem.
Someone said to him, “Lord, will the saved be few?”
He said to them, “Strive to enter in by the narrow door,
for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.

Once the master of the house has risen up, and has shut the door,
and you begin to stand outside, and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us!’
then he will answer and tell you, ‘I do not know where you are from.’
Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’
He will say, ‘I do not know where you are from. Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity.’
There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth,
when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets, in the Kingdom of God,
and yourselves being thrown outside.
They will come from the east, west, north, and south,
and will sit down in the Kingdom of God.
Behold, there are some who are last who will be first,
and there are some who are first who will be last.”

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