Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 - 1 Peter 1.3-9

Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who according to his great mercy
rebegot us to a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ
from the dead
to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance
that does not fade away,
reserved in Heaven for you,
who by the power of God
are guarded through faith
for a salvation ready to be revealed
in the last time.

In this you greatly rejoice,
though now for a little while,
if necessary,
you have been put to grief in various trials,
that the proof of your faith,
which is more precious than gold
(which perishes even though it is tested by fire)
may be found to result in
praise, glory, and honor
at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Not having known him, you love;
though now you do not see him,
yet believing, you rejoice greatly
with joy unspeakable and full of glory
receiving the result of your faith,
the salvation of your souls.

Responsorial – Psalm 111.1-2, 5-6, 9+10c Resp. 5

R. The Lord always remembers his covenant. or R. Alleluia!

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
in the council of the upright, and in the congregation.
The Lord’s works are great,
pondered by all who delight in them.

R. The Lord always remembers his covenant. or R. Alleluia!

He has given food to those who fear him.
He always remembers his covenant.
He has shown his people the power of his works,
in giving them the heritage of the nations.

R. The Lord always remembers his covenant. or R. Alleluia!

He has sent redemption to his people.
He has ordained his covenant forever.
His name is holy and awesome!
His praise endures forever!

R. The Lord always remembers his covenant. or R. Alleluia!

Gospel – Mark 10.17-27

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.”

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