Readings For Wednesday 28th Week In Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
Gal 5:18-25

Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their flesh with its passions and desires.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Galatians

Brothers and sisters:
If you are guided by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
Now the works of the flesh are obvious:
   immorality, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry,
   sorcery, hatreds, rivalry, jealousy,
   outbursts of fury, acts of selfishness,
   dissensions, factions, occasions of envy,
   drinking bouts, orgies, and the like.
I warn you, as I warned you before,
   that those who do such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
   patience, kindness, generosity,
   faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Against such there is no law.
Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their flesh
   with its passions and desires.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6

R. :

R. (see Jn 8:12) Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life.

Blessed the man who follows not
   the counsel of the wicked
Nor walks in the way of sinners,
   nor sits in the company of the insolent,
But delights in the law of the LORD
   and meditates on his law day and night.

R. Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life.

He is like a tree
   planted near running water,
That yields its fruit in due season,
   and whose leaves never fade.
   Whatever he does, prospers.

R. Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life.

Not so the wicked, not so;
   they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
For the LORD watches over the way of the just,
   but the way of the wicked vanishes.

R. Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life.

Year 2

First Reading
Rom 2:1-11

God will repay each according to his works, Jew first and then Greek.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans

You, O man, are without excuse, every one of you who passes judgment.
For by the standard by which you judge another you condemn yourself,
   since you, the judge, do the very same things.
We know that the judgment of God on those who do such things is true.
Do you suppose, then, you who judge those who engage in such things
   and yet do them yourself,
   that you will escape the judgment of God?
Or do you hold his priceless kindness, forbearance, and patience
   in low esteem, unaware that the kindness of God
   would lead you to repentance?
By your stubbornness and impenitent heart,
   you are storing up wrath for yourself
   for the day of wrath and revelation
   of the just judgment of God,
   who will repay everyone according to his works,
   eternal life to those who seek glory, honor, and immortality
   through perseverance in good works,
   but wrath and fury to those who selfishly disobey the truth
   and obey wickedness.
Yes, affliction and distress will come upon everyone
   who does evil, Jew first and then Greek.
But there will be glory, honor, and peace for everyone
   who does good, Jew first and then Greek.
There is no partiality with God.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 62:2-3, 6-7, 9

R. :

R. (13b) Lord, you give back to everyone according to his works.

Only in God is my soul at rest;
   from him comes my salvation.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
   my stronghold; I shall not be disturbed at all.

R. Lord, you give back to everyone according to his works.

Only in God be at rest, my soul,
   for from him comes my hope.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
   my stronghold; I shall not be disturbed.

R. Lord, you give back to everyone according to his works.

Trust in him at all times, O my people!
   Pour out your hearts before him;
   God is our refuge!

R. Lord, you give back to everyone according to his works.


Gospel Acclamation
Jn 10:27

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

My sheep hear my voicve, says the Lord;
I know them, and they follow me.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Lk 11:42-46

Woe to you Pharisees! Woe also to you scholars of the law!

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

The Lord said:
   “Woe to you Pharisees!
You pay tithes of mint and of rue and of every garden herb,
   but you pay no attention to judgment and to love for God.
These you should have done, without overlooking the others.
Woe to you Pharisees!
You love the seat of honor in synagogues
   and greetings in marketplaces. 
Woe to you!
You are like unseen graves over which people unknowingly walk.“

Then one of the scholars of the law said to him in reply,
“Teacher, by saying this you are insulting us too.”
And he said, “Woe also to you scholars of the law!
You impose on people burdens hard to carry,
   but you yourselves do not lift one finger to touch them.”

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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