Daily Reading for Friday, June 8th, 2018
Daily Reading for Friday June 8, 2018
Reading 1, Hosea 11:1, 3-4, 8-9 Responsorial Psalm, Isaiah 12:2-3, 4, 5-6 Gospel, John 19:31-37 Reading 2, Ephesians 3:8-12, 14-19
Reading 1, Hosea 11:1, 3-4, 8-9
1 When Israel was a child I loved him, and I called my son out of Egypt.
3 I myself taught Ephraim to walk, I myself took them by the arm, but they did not know that I was the one caring for them,
4 that I was leading them with human ties, with leading-strings of love, that, with them, I was like someone lifting an infant to his cheek, and that I bent down to feed him.
8 Ephraim, how could I part with you? Israel, how could I give you up? How could I make you like Admah or treat you like Zeboiim? My heart within me is overwhelmed, fever grips my inmost being.
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Responsorial Psalm, Isaiah 12:2-3, 4, 5-6
2 Friend tells lies to friend, and, smooth-tongued, speaks from an insincere heart.
3 May Yahweh cut away every smooth lip, every boastful tongue,
4 those who say, 'In our tongue lies our strength, our lips are our allies; who can master us?'
6 Yahweh's promises are promises unalloyed, natural silver which comes from the earth seven times refined.
Gospel, John 19:31-37
31 It was the Day of Preparation, and to avoid the bodies' remaining on the cross during the Sabbath -- since that Sabbath was a day of special solemnity -- the Jews asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken away.
32 Consequently the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with him and then of the other.
33 When they came to Jesus, they saw he was already dead, and so instead of breaking his legs
34 one of the soldiers pierced his side with a lance; and immediately there came out blood and water.
35 This is the evidence of one who saw it -- true evidence, and he knows that what he says is true -- and he gives it so that you may believe as well.
36 Because all this happened to fulfil the words of scripture: Not one bone of his will be broken;
Reading 2, Ephesians 3:8-12, 14-19
8 I, who am less than the least of all God's holy people, have been entrusted with this special grace, of proclaiming to the gentiles the unfathomable treasure of Christ
9 and of throwing light on the inner workings of the mystery kept hidden through all the ages in God, the Creator of everything.
10 The purpose of this was, that now, through the Church, the principalities and ruling forces should learn how many-sided God's wisdom is,
14 This, then, is what I pray, kneeling before the Father,
15 from whom every fatherhood, in heaven or on earth, takes its name.
16 In the abundance of his glory may he, through his Spirit, enable you to grow firm in power with regard to your inner self,
17 so that Christ may live in your hearts through faith, and then, planted in love and built on love,
19 so that, knowing the love of Christ, which is beyond knowledge, you may be filled with the utter fullness of God.
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Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 78:56-57, 58-59, 61-62
Gospel, Matthew 18:21--19:1
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