Daily Reading for Friday, September 20th, 2013
Daily Reading for Friday September 20, 2013
Reading 1, First Timothy 6:2-12 Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 49:6-7, 8-10, 17-18, 19-20 Gospel, Luke 8:1-3
Reading 1, First Timothy 6:2-12
2 Those whose masters are believers are not to respect them less because they are brothers; on the contrary, they should serve them all the better, since those who have the benefit of their services are believers and dear to God. This is what you are to teach and urge.
4 is proud and has no understanding, but rather a weakness for questioning everything and arguing about words. All that can come of this is jealousy, contention, abuse and evil mistrust;
6 Religion, of course, does bring large profits, but only to those who are content with what they have.
7 We brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it;
8 but as long as we have food and clothing, we shall be content with that.
9 People who long to be rich are a prey to trial; they get trapped into all sorts of foolish and harmful ambitions which plunge people into ruin and destruction.
10 'The love of money is the root of all evils' and there are some who, pursuing it, have wandered away from the faith and so given their souls any number of fatal wounds.
11 But, as someone dedicated to God, avoid all that. You must aim to be upright and religious, filled with faith and love, perseverance and gentleness.
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Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 49:6-7, 8-10, 17-18, 19-20
6 They trust in their wealth, and boast of the profusion of their riches.
7 But no one can ever redeem himself or pay his own ransom to God,
8 the price for himself is too high; it can never be
9 that he will live on for ever and avoid the sight of the abyss.
10 For he will see the wise also die no less than the fool and the brute, and leave their wealth behind for others.
18 Though he pampered himself while he lived -- and people praise you for looking after yourself-
20 In prosperity people lose their good sense, they become no better than dumb animals.
Gospel, Luke 8:1-3
1 Now it happened that after this he made his way through towns and villages preaching and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. With him went the Twelve,
3 Joanna the wife of Herod's steward Chuza, Susanna, and many others who provided for them out of their own resources.
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