Daily Reading for Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Daily Reading for Friday September 23, 2016
Reading 1, Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 144:1-2, 3-4 Gospel, Luke 9:18-22
Reading 1, Ecclesiastes 3:1-11
1 Children, listen to me for I am your father: do what I tell you, and so be safe;
3 Whoever respects a father expiates sins,
4 whoever honours a mother is like someone amassing a fortune.
7 Such a one serves parents as well as the Lord.
8 Respect your father in deed as well as word, so that blessing may come on you from him;
9 since a father's blessing makes his children's house firm, while a mother's curse tears up its foundations.
10 Do not make a boast of disgrace overtaking your father, your father's disgrace reflects no honour on you;
11 for a person's own honour derives from the respect shown to his father, and a mother held in dishonour is a reproach to her children.
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Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 144:1-2, 3-4
1 [Of David] Blessed be Yahweh, my rock, who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle,
2 my faithful love, my bastion, my citadel, my Saviour; I shelter behind him, my shield, he makes the peoples submit to me.
3 Yahweh, what is a human being for you to notice, a child of Adam for you to think about?
4 Human life, a mere puff of wind, days as fleeting as a shadow.
Gospel, Luke 9:18-22
18 Now it happened that he was praying alone, and his disciples came to him and he put this question to them, 'Who do the crowds say I am?'
19 And they answered, 'Some say John the Baptist; others Elijah; others again one of the ancient prophets come back to life.'
20 'But you,' he said to them, 'who do you say I am?' It was Peter who spoke up. 'The Christ of God,' he said.
21 But he gave them strict orders and charged them not to say this to anyone.
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