Readings Friday Week 23 Ordinary Time

First Reading
1 Tm 1:1-2, 12-14

I was once a blasphemer, but I have been mercifully treated.

A reading from the beginning of the first Letter of Saint Paul to Timothy

Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our savior
   and of Christ Jesus our hope,
   to Timothy, my true child in faith:
   grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father
   and Christ Jesus our Lord.

I am grateful to him who has strengthened me, Christ Jesus our Lord,
   because he considered me trustworthy
   in appointing me to the ministry.
I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and an arrogant man,
   but I have been mercifully treated
   because I acted out of ignorance in my unbelief.
Indeed, the grace of our Lord has been abundant,
   along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 16:1b-2a and 5, 7-8, 11

R. :

R. (see 5) You are my inheritance, O Lord.

Keep me, O God, for in you I take refuge;
   I say to the LORD, “My Lord are you.”
O LORD, my allotted portion and my cup,
   you it is who hold fast my lot.

R. You are my inheritance, O Lord.

I bless the LORD who counsels me;
   even in the night my heart exhorts me.
I set the LORD ever before me;
   with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.

R. You are my inheritance, O Lord.

You will show me the path to life,
   fullness of joys in your presence,
   the delights at your right hand forever.

R. You are my inheritance, O Lord.


Gospel Acclamation
See Jn 17:17b, 17a

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Your word, O Lord, is truth;
consecrate us in the truth.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Lk 6:39-42

Can a blind person guide a blind person?

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Jesus told his disciples a parable:
“Can a blind person guide a blind person?
Will not both fall into a pit?
No disciple is superior to the teacher;
   but when fully trained,
   every disciple will be like his teacher.
Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye,
   but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own?
How can you say to your brother,
   ‘Brother, let me remove that splinter in your eye,’
   when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye?
You hypocrite! Remove the wooden beam from your eye first;
   then you will see clearly
   to remove the splinter in your brother’s eye.”

At the end of the Gospel, the Deacon, or the Priest, acclaims:

The Gospel of the Lord.

All reply:

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Then he kisses the book, saying quietly:

Through the words of the Gospel
may our sins be wiped away.

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