Readings for Tuesday Week 6 in Ordinary Time

First Reading
Jas 1:12-18

God himself tempts no one.

A reading from the Letter of Saint James

Blessed is he who perseveres in temptation,
   for when he has been proven he will receive the crown of life
   that he promised to those who love him.
No one experiencing temptation should say,
   “I am being tempted by God”;
   for God is not subject to temptation to evil,
   and he himself tempts no one.
Rather, each person is tempted when lured and enticed by his desire.
Then desire conceives and brings forth sin,
   and when sin reaches maturity it gives birth to death.

Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers and sisters:
   all good giving and every perfect gift is from above,
   coming down from the Father of lights,
   with whom there is no alteration or shadow caused by change.
He willed to give us birth by the word of truth
   that we may be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 94:12-13a, 14-15, 17-18

R. :

R. (12a) Blessed the man you instruct, O Lord.

Blessed the man whom you instruct, O LORD,
   whom by your law you teach,
Giving him rest from evil days.

R. Blessed the man you instruct, O Lord.

For the LORD will not cast off his people,
   nor abandon his inheritance;
But judgment shall again be with justice,
   and all the upright of heart shall follow it.

R. Blessed the man you instruct, O Lord.

When I say, “My foot is slipping,”
   your mercy, O LORD, sustains me;
When cares abound within me,
   your comfort gladdens my soul.

R. Blessed the man you instruct, O Lord.


Gospel Acclamation
Jn 14:23

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Whoever loves me will keep my word, says the Lord;
and my Father will love him
and we will come to him.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Mk 8:14-21

Watch out, guard against the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark

The disciples had forgotten to bring bread,
   and they had only one loaf with them in the boat.
Jesus enjoined them, “Watch out,
   guard against the leaven of the Pharisees
   and the leaven of Herod.”
They concluded among themselves that
   it was because they had no bread.
When he became aware of this he said to them,
   “Why do you conclude that it is because you have no bread?
Do you not yet understand or comprehend?
Are your hearts hardened?
Do you have eyes and not see, ears and not hear?
And do you not remember,
   when I broke the five loaves for the five thousand,
   how many wicker baskets full of fragments you picked up?”
They answered him, “Twelve.”
“When I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand,
   how many full baskets of fragments did you pick up?”
They answered him, “Seven.”
He said to them, “Do you still not understand?”

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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