Eigth Sunday in Ordinary Time

EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 First Reading

A reading from the Book of Isaiah                         Isaiah 49: 14-15                       

Theme of the reading: ‘Yet I will not forget you.’

Zion said, ‘LORD has forsaken me, my Lord has forgotten me.’ ‘Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.

This is the word of God                                                                                                  

Thanks be to God.                                                            

               

Responsorial Psalm     Psalm 62: 2-3, 6-7, 8-9ab       

(R. 6a) In God alone be at rest, my soul.

In God alone is my soul at rest;

My salvation comes from him.

He alone is my rock, my salvation,

My fortress; never shall I falter.

In God alone be at rest, my soul.

In God alone be at rest, my soul,

For my hope is from him.

He alone is my rock, my salvation,

My fortress, never shall I falter.

In God alone be at rest, my soul.

In God is my salvation and glory,

My rock of strength;

In God is my refuge.

Trust him at all time, O people.

Pour out your hearts before him.

In God alone be at rest, my soul.

 

Second Reading                

A reading from the first letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians 

1 Corinthians 4: 1-5

Theme of the reading:‘The Lord will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness.’

Brethren: This is how one should regard us, ‘as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. I do not even judge myself. I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore, do not pronounce judgement before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then every man will receive his commendation from God.

This is the word of God                  

Thanks be to God.                                             

Alleluia; The word of the Lord is living and active, discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart..………….Alleluia.                                                                   

The Lord be with you.  

All And with your Spirit

Priest: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew        Matthew 6: 24-34

 All:  Glory to you, O Lord.

Theme of the Gospel: ‘Do not be anxious about tomorrow.’’

 At that time: Jesus said to his disciples, ‘No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. ‘Therefore I tell you, ‘do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore, do not be anxious, saying, ‘what shall we eat? Or what shall we drink? Or what shall we wear? For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.’’  

The Gospel of the Lord.                                                                

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

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