Readings for 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time / C

First Reading
Hab 1:2-3; 2:2-4

The just one, because of his faith, shall live.

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Habakkuk

How long, O LORD? I cry for help
   but you do not listen!
I cry out to you, “Violence!”
   but you do not intervene.
Why do you let me see ruin;
   why must I look at misery?
Destruction and violence are before me;
   there is strife, and clamorous discord.
Then the LORD answered me and said:
Write down the vision clearly upon the tablets,
   so that one can read it readily.
For the vision still has its time,
   presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint;
if it delays, wait for it,
   it will surely come, it will not be late.
The rash one has no integrity;
   but the just one, because of his faith, shall live.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9

R. :

R. (8) If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD;
   let us acclaim the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
   let us joyfully sing psalms to him.

R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Come, let us bow down in worship;
   let us kneel before the LORD who made us.
For he is our God,
   and we are the people he shepherds, the flock he guides.

R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Oh, that today you would hear his voice:
   “Harden not your hearts as at Meribah,
   as in the day of Massah in the desert,
Where your fathers tempted me;
   they tested me though they had seen my works.”

R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Second Reading
2 Tm 1:6-8, 13-14

Do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord.

A reading from the second Letter of Saint Paul to Timothy

I remind you, to stir into flame
   the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands.
For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice
   but rather of power and love and self-control.
So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord,
   nor of me, a prisoner for his sake;
   but bear your share of hardship for the gospel
   with the strength that comes from God.

Take as your norm the sound words that you heard from me,
   in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
Guard this rich trust with the help of the Holy Spirit
   that dwells within us.

Gospel Acclamation
1 Pt 1:25

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

The word of the Lord remains for ever.
This is the word that has been proclaimed to you.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Lk 17:5-10

If you have faith!

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”
The Lord replied,
   “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,
   you would say to this mulberry tree,
   ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

“Who among you would say to your servant
   who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field,
   ‘Come here immediately and take your place at table’?
Would he not rather say to him,
   ‘Prepare something for me to eat.
Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink.
You may eat and drink when I am finished’?
Is he grateful to that servant because he did what was commanded?
So should it be with you.
When you have done all you have been commanded,
   say, ‘We are unprofitable servants;
   we have done what we were obliged to do.’”

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.

Homilies / Gospel Reflections

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