Daily Reading for Monday, December 18th, 2017
Daily Reading for Monday December 18, 2017
Reading 1, Jeremiah 23:5-8 Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 72:1, 12-13, 18-19 Gospel, Matthew 1:18-24
Reading 1, Jeremiah 23:5-8
8 but, "As Yahweh lives who led back and brought home the offspring of the House of Israel from the land of the north and all the countries to which he had driven them, to live on their own soil." '
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 72:1, 12-13, 18-19
1 [Of Solomon] God, endow the king with your own fair judgement, the son of the king with your own saving justice,
12 For he rescues the needy who calls to him, and the poor who has no one to help.
13 He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the needy from death.
18 Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, who alone works wonders;
19 blessed for ever his glorious name. May the whole world be filled with his glory! Amen! Amen!
Gospel, Matthew 1:18-24
19 Her husband Joseph, being an upright man and wanting to spare her disgrace, decided to divorce her informally.
20 He had made up his mind to do this when suddenly the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, 'Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because she has conceived what is in her by the Holy Spirit.
21 She will give birth to a son and you must name him Jesus, because he is the one who is to save his people from their sins.'
22 Now all this took place to fulfil what the Lord had spoken through the prophet:
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Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 110:1, 2, 3, 4
Gospel, Mark 2:18-22
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