Readings For Wednesday 31st Week in Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
Phil 2:12-18

Work out your salvation. For God is the one who works in you both to desire and to work.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Philippians

My beloved, obedient as you have always been,
   not only when I am present but all the more now when I am absent,
   work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
For God is the one who, for his good purpose,
   works in you both to desire and to work.
Do everything without grumbling or questioning,
   that you may be blameless and innocent,
   children of God without blemish
   in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation,
   among whom you shine like lights in the world,
   as you hold on to the word of life,
   so that my boast for the day of Christ may be
   that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.
But, even if I am poured out as a libation
   upon the sacrificial service of your faith,
   I rejoice and share my joy with all of you.
In the same way you also should rejoice and share your joy with me.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14

R. :

R. (1a) The Lord is my light and my salvation.

The LORD is my light and my salvation
   whom should I fear?
The LORD is my life’s refuge;
   of whom should I be afraid?

R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.

One thing I ask of the LORD;
   this I seek:
To dwell in the house of the LORD
   all the days of my life.
That I may gaze on the loveliness of the LORD
   and contemplate his temple.

R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.

I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD
   in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD with courage;
   be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD.

R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.

Year 2

First Reading
Rom 13:8-10

Love is the fulfilment of the law.

A reading from the letter of Saint Pau to the Romans

Brothers and sisters,
Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another;
   For the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
The commandments, You shall not commit adultery;
   you shall not kill;
   you shall not steal;
   you shall not covet;

   and whatever other commandment there may be,
   are summed up in this saying, namely,
   You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Love does no evil to the neighbor;
   hence, love is the fulfillment of the law.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 112:1b-2, 4-5, 9 R. (5a) Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need. or: Alleluia. Blessed the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commands. His posterity shall be mighty upon the earth; the upright generation

R. :

R. (5a) Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need.
   or:
R. Alleluia.

Blessed the man who fears the LORD,
   who greatly delights in his commands.
His posterity shall be mighty upon the earth;
   the upright generation shall be blessed.

R. Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need.
   or:
R. Alleluia.

He dawns through the darkness, a light for the upright;
   he is gracious and merciful and just.
Well for the man who is generous and lends,
   who conducts his affairs with justice.

R. Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need.
   or:
R. Alleluia.

Lavishly he gives to the poor;
   his generosity shall endure forever;
   his horn shall be exalted in glory.

R. Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need.
   or:
R. Alleluia.


Gospel Acclamation
1 Pt 4:14

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

If you are insulted for the name of Christ, blessed are you;
for the Spirit of God rests upon you.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Lk 14:25-43

Everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Great crowds were traveling with Jesus,
   and he turned and addressed them,
   “If anyone comes to be without hating his father and mother,
   wife and children, brothers and sisters,
   and even his own life,
   he cannot be my disciple.
Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me
   cannot be my disciple.
Which of you wishing to construct a tower
   does not first sit down and calculate the cost
   to see if there is enough for its completion?
Otherwise, after laying the foundation
   and finding himself unable to finish the work
   the onlookers should laugh at him and say,
   ‘This one began to build but did not have the resources to finish.’
Or what king marching into battle would not first sit down
   and decide whether with ten thousand troops
   he can successfully oppose another king
   advancing upon his with twenty thousand troops?
But if not, while he is still far away,
   he will send a delegation to ask for peace terms.
In the same way,
   everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions
   cannot be my disciple.”

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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