Readings Monday Week 31 in Ordinary Time

First Reading
Rom 11:29-36

God delivered all to disobedience, that he might have mercy upon all.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans

Brothers and sisters:
The gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.

Just as you once disobeyed God
   but have now received mercy
   because of their disobedience,
   so they have now disobeyed in order that,
   by virtue of the mercy shown to you,
   they too may now receive mercy.
For God delivered all to disobedience,
   that he might have mercy upon all.

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!
How inscrutable are his judgments and how unsearchable his ways!

   For who has known the mind of the Lord
      or who has been his counselor?
   Or who has given him anything
      that he may be repaid?


For from him and through him and for him are all things.
To God be glory forever. Amen.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 69:30-31, 33-34, 36

R. :

R. (14c) Lord, in your great love, answer me.

But I am afflicted and in pain;
   let your saving help, O God, protect me.
I will praise the name of God in song,
   and I will glorify him with thanksgiving.

R. Lord, in your great love, answer me.

“See, you lowly ones, and be glad;
   you who seek God, may your hearts revive!
For the LORD hears the poor,
   and his own who are in bonds he spurns not.”

R. Lord, in your great love, answer me.

For God will save Zion
   and rebuild the cities of Judah.
They shall dwell in the land and own it,
   and the descendants of his servants shall inherit it,
   and those who love his name shall inhabit it.

R. Lord, in your great love, answer me.


Gospel Acclamation
Jn 8:31b-32

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples,
and you will know the truth, says the Lord.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Lk 14:12-14

Do not invite your friends, but those who are poor and crippled.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

On a sabbath Jesus went to dine
   at the home of one of the leading Pharisees.
He said to the host who invited him,
   “When you hold a lunch or a dinner,
   do not invite your friends or your brothers or sisters
   or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors,
   in case they may invite you back and you have repayment.
Rather, when you hold a banquet,
   invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; 
   blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you.
For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

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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