Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Leviticus 19.1-2, 17-18

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
“Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and tell them,
‘You shall be holy; for I, the Lord your God, am holy.”

“You shall not hate your brother in your heart.
You shall surely rebuke your neighbor,
and not bear sin because of him.
You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people;
but you shall love your neighbor as yourself.
I am the Lord.”

Responsorial Psalm PS 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13

R. The Lord is merciful and gracious.

Praise The Lord, my soul!
All that is within me, praise his holy name!
Praise The Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits.

R. The Lord is merciful and gracious.

He forgives all your sins;
he heals all your diseases;
he redeems your life from destruction;
he crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies.

R. The Lord is merciful and gracious.

Merciful and gracious is the LORD,
slow to anger and abounding in kindness.
He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
nor repaid us according to our guilt.

R. The Lord is merciful and gracious.

As far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
Like a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.

R. The Lord is merciful and gracious.

Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 3.16-23

Brothers and sisters:
Do you not know that you are the temple of God,
and that the Spirit of God dwells in you ?
if anyone destroys the temple of God,
God will destroy them.
For holy is the temple of God, which you are.

Let no one deceive themself.
If anyone among you thinks that they are wise in this world,
let them become a fool, that they may become wise.
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.
For it is written,
“He has caught the wise in their cleverness.”
And again,
“The Lord knows the reasoning of the wise, that it is worthless.”

Therefore let no one boast in humans. For all things are yours,
whether Paul, or Apollos, or Kephas, or the world, or life, or death,
or things present, or things to come.
All are yours, and you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.

Gospel – Matthew 5.38-48

Jesus said to his disciples:
“You have heard that it was said,
‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’
But I say to you, do not resist one who is evil;
but whoever strikes you on your right cheek,
turn to them the other also.
If anyone sues you to take away your coat,
let them have your cloak also.
Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with them two.
Give to the one who asks you,
and do not turn away the one who desires to borrow from you.

“You have heard that it was said,
‘You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.’
But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you,
do good to those who hate you,
and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you,
that you may be children of your Father who is in heaven.
For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good,
and sends rain on the just and the unjust.
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have?
Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
If you only greet your brothers and sisters,
what more do you do than others?
Do not even the Gentiles do the same?
Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

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