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The Roman Road to Salvation

DAILY SCRIPTURES

Reading 1 Is 25:6-10a

On this mountain the LORD of hosts
will provide for all peoples
a feast of rich food and choice wines,
juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines.
On this mountain he will destroy
the veil that veils all peoples,
the web that is woven over all nations;
he will destroy death forever.
The Lord GOD will wipe away
the tears from every face;
the reproach of his people he will remove
from the whole earth; for the LORD has spoken.
On that day it will be said:
“Behold our God, to whom we looked to save us!
This is the LORD for whom we looked;
let us rejoice and be glad that he has saved us!”
For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6

R. (6cd) I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
In verdant pastures he gives me repose;
beside restful waters he leads me;
he refreshes my soul.
R. I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
He guides me in right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk in the dark valley
I fear no evil; for you are at my side
with your rod and your staff
that give me courage.
R. I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
You spread the table before me
in the sight of my foes;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
R. I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
Only goodness and kindness follow me
all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
for years to come.
R. I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

Reading 2 Phil 4:12-14, 19-20

Brothers and sisters:
I know how to live in humble circumstances;
I know also how to live with abundance.
In every circumstance and in all things
I have learned the secret of being well fed and of going hungry,
of living in abundance and of being in need.
I can do all things in him who strengthens me.
Still, it was kind of you to share in my distress.My God will fully supply whatever you need,
in accord with his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
To our God and Father, glory forever and ever. Amen.

Gospel Mt 22:1-14

Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and elders of the people
in parables, saying,
“The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king
who gave a wedding feast for his son.
He dispatched his servants
to summon the invited guests to the feast,
but they refused to come.
A second time he sent other servants, saying,
“Tell those invited: “Behold, I have prepared my banquet,
my calves and fattened cattle are killed,
and everything is ready; come to the feast.”‘
Some ignored the invitation and went away,
one to his farm, another to his business.
The rest laid hold of his servants,
mistreated them, and killed them.
The king was enraged and sent his troops,
destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.
Then he said to his servants, ‘The feast is ready,
but those who were invited were not worthy to come.
Go out, therefore, into the main roads
and invite to the feast whomever you find.’
The servants went out into the streets
and gathered all they found, bad and good alike,
and the hall was filled with guests.
But when the king came in to meet the guests,
he saw a man there not dressed in a wedding garment.
The king said to him, ‘My friend, how is it
that you came in here without a wedding garment?’
But he was reduced to silence.
Then the king said to his attendants, ‘Bind his hands and feet,
and cast him into the darkness outside,
where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.’
Many are invited, but few are chosen.”

or Mt 22:1-10

Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and elders of the people
in parables, saying,
“The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king
who gave a wedding feast for his son.
He dispatched his servants
to summon the invited guests to the feast,
but they refused to come.
A second time he sent other servants, saying,
‘Tell those invited: “Behold, I have prepared my banquet,
my calves and fattened cattle are killed,
and everything is ready; come to the feast.”‘
Some ignored the invitation and went away,
one to his farm, another to his business.
The rest laid hold of his servants,
mistreated them, and killed them.
The king was enraged and sent his troops,
destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.
Then he said to his servants, ‘The feast is ready,
but those who were invited were not worthy to come.
Go out, therefore, into the main roads
and invite to the feast whomever you find.’
The servants went out into the streets
and gathered all they found, bad and good alike,
and the hall was filled with guests.”

DAILY SCRIPTURES

Reading 1 Mal 3:13-20b

You have defied me in word, says the LORD,
yet you ask, “What have we spoken against you?”
You have said, “It is vain to serve God,
and what do we profit by keeping his command,
And going about in penitential dress
in awe of the LORD of hosts?
Rather must we call the proud blessed;
for indeed evildoers prosper,
and even tempt God with impunity.”
Then they who fear the LORD spoke with one another,
and the LORD listened attentively;
And a record book was written before him
of those who fear the LORD and trust in his name.
And they shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts,
my own special possession, on the day I take action.
And I will have compassion on them,
as a man has compassion on his son who serves him.
Then you will again see the distinction
between the just and the wicked;
Between the one who serves God,
and the one who does not serve him.
For lo, the day is coming, blazing like an oven,
when all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble,
And the day that is coming will set them on fire,
leaving them neither root nor branch,
says the LORD of hosts.
But for you who fear my name, there will arise
the sun of justice with its healing rays.

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

R. (Ps 40:5a) Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.
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. Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.
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. Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.
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. Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.

Gospel Lk 11:5-13

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Suppose one of you has a friend
to whom he goes at midnight and says,
“Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,
for a friend of mine has arrived at my house from a journey
and I have nothing to offer him,”
and he says in reply from within,
“Do not bother me; the door has already been locked
and my children and I are already in bed.
I cannot get up to give you anything.”
I tell you, if he does not get up to give him the loaves
because of their friendship,
he will get up to give him whatever he needs
because of his persistence.

“And I tell you, ask and you will receive;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives;
and the one who seeks, finds;
and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
What father  among you would hand his son a snake
when he asks for a fish?
Or hand him a scorpion when he asks for an egg?
If you then, who are wicked,
know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit
to those who ask him?”

DAILY SCRIPTURES

Reading 1 Jon 1:1:2:1-2, 11

This is the word of the LORD that came to Jonah, son of Amittai:”Set out for the great city of Nineveh, and preach against it;
their wickedness has come up before me.”
But Jonah made ready to flee to Tarshish away from the LORD.
He went down to Joppa, found a ship going to Tarshish,
paid the fare, and went aboard to journey with them to Tarshish,
away from the LORD.

The LORD, however, hurled a violent wind upon the sea,
and in the furious tempest that arose
the ship was on the point of breaking up.
Then the mariners became frightened and each one cried to his god.
To lighten the ship for themselves, they threw its cargo into the sea.
Meanwhile, Jonah had gone down into the hold of the ship,
and lay there fast asleep.
The captain came to him and said, “What are you doing asleep?
Rise up, call upon your God!
Perhaps God will be mindful of us so that we may not perish.”

Then they said to one another, “Come, let us cast lots
to find out on whose account we have met with this misfortune.”
So they cast lots, and thus singled out Jonah.
“Tell us,” they said, ‘what is your business?
Where do you come from?
What is your country, and to what people do you belong?”
Jonah answered them, “I am a Hebrew,
I worship the LORD, the God of heaven,
who made the sea and the dry land.”

Now the men were seized with great fear and said to him,
“How could you do such a thing!”
They knew that he was fleeing from the LORD,
because he had told them.”
They asked, “What shall we do with you,
that the sea may quiet down for us?”
For the sea was growing more and more turbulent.
Jonah said to them, “Pick me up and throw me into the sea,
that it may quiet down for you;
since I know it is because of me
that this violent storm has come upon you.”

Still the men rowed hard to regain the land, but they could not,
for the sea grew ever more turbulent.
Then they cried to the LORD: “We beseech you, O LORD,
let us not perish for taking this man’s life;
do not charge us with shedding innocent blood,
for you, LORD, have done as you saw fit.”
Then they took Jonah and threw him into the sea,
and the sea’s raging abated.
Struck with great fear of the LORD,
the men offered sacrifice and made vows to him.

But the LORD sent a large fish, that swallowed Jonah;
and Jonah remained in the belly of the fish
three days and three nights.
From the belly of the fish Jonah prayed
to the LORD, his God.

Responsorial Psalm Jon 2:3, 4, 5, 8

R. You will rescue my life from the pit, O Lord.
Out of my distress I called to the LORD,
and he answered me;
From the midst of the nether world I cried for help,
and you heard my voice.
R. You will rescue my life from the pit, O Lord.
For you cast me into the deep, into the heart of the sea,
and the flood enveloped me;
All your breakers and your billows
passed over me.
R. You will rescue my life from the pit, O Lord.
Then I said, “I am banished from your sight!
yet would I again look upon your holy temple.”
R. You will rescue my life from the pit, O Lord.
When my soul fainted within me,
I remembered the LORD;
My prayer reached you
in your holy temple.
R. You will rescue my life from the pit, O Lord.

Gospel Lk 10:25-37

There was a scholar of the law who stood up to test Jesus and said,
“Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law?
How do you read it?”
He said in reply,
“You shall love the Lord, your God,
with all your heart,
with all your being,
with all your strength,
and with all your mind,
and your neighbor as yourself.”
He replied to him, “You have answered correctly;
do this and you will live.”But because he wished to justify himself, he said to Jesus,
“And who is my neighbor?”
Jesus replied,
“A man fell victim to robbers
as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho.
They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead.
A priest happened to be going down that road,
but when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.
Likewise a Levite came to the place,
and when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.
But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him
was moved with compassion at the sight.
He approached the victim,
poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them.
Then he lifted him up on his own animal,
took him to an inn, and cared for him.
The next day he took out two silver coins
and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction,
“Take care of him.
If you spend more than what I have given you,
I shall repay you on my way back.”
Which of these three, in your opinion,
was neighbor to the robbers? victim?”
He answered, “The one who treated him with mercy.”

Proverbs Chapter 21 מִשְׁלֵי

Proverbs Chapter 21 מִשְׁלֵי

א  פַּלְגֵי-מַיִם לֶב-מֶלֶךְ, בְּיַד-יְהוָה;    עַל-כָּל-אֲשֶׁר יַחְפֹּץ יַטֶּנּוּ. 1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD as the watercourses: He turneth it whithersoever He will.
ב  כָּל-דֶּרֶךְ-אִישׁ, יָשָׁר בְּעֵינָיו;    וְתֹכֵן לִבּוֹת יְהוָה. 2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the hearts.
ג  עֲשֹׂה, צְדָקָה וּמִשְׁפָּט–    נִבְחָר לַיהוָה מִזָּבַח. 3 To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
ד  רוּם-עֵינַיִם, וּרְחַב-לֵב–    נִר רְשָׁעִים חַטָּאת. 4 A haughty look, and a proud heart–the tillage of the wicked is sin.
ה  מַחְשְׁבוֹת חָרוּץ, אַךְ-לְמוֹתָר;    וְכָל-אָץ, אַךְ-לְמַחְסוֹר. 5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but every one that is hasty hasteth only to want.
ו  פֹּעַל אֹצָרוֹת, בִּלְשׁוֹן שָׁקֶר–    הֶבֶל נִדָּף, מְבַקְשֵׁי-מָוֶת. 6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vapour driven to and fro; they [that seek them] seek death.
ז  שֹׁד-רְשָׁעִים יְגוֹרֵם:    כִּי מֵאֲנוּ, לַעֲשׂוֹת מִשְׁפָּט. 7 The violence of the wicked shall drag them away; because they refuse to do justly.
ח  הֲפַכְפַּךְ דֶּרֶךְ אִישׁ וָזָר;    וְזַךְ, יָשָׁר פָּעֳלוֹ. 8 The way of man is froward and strange; but as for the pure, his work is right.
ט  טוֹב, לָשֶׁבֶת עַל-פִּנַּת-גָּג–    מֵאֵשֶׁת מִדְיָנִים, וּבֵית חָבֶר. 9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than in a house in common with a contentious woman.
י  נֶפֶשׁ רָשָׁע, אִוְּתָה-רָע;    לֹא-יֻחַן בְּעֵינָיו רֵעֵהוּ. 10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil; his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
יא  בַּעֲנָשׁ-לֵץ, יֶחְכַּם-פֶּתִי;    וּבְהַשְׂכִּיל לְחָכָם, יִקַּח-דָּעַת. 11 When the scorner is punished, the thoughtless is made wise; and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
יב  מַשְׂכִּיל צַדִּיק, לְבֵית רָשָׁע;    מְסַלֵּף רְשָׁעִים לָרָע. 12 The Righteous One considereth the house of the wicked; overthrowing the wicked to their ruin.
יג  אֹטֵם אָזְנוֹ, מִזַּעֲקַת-דָּל–    גַּם-הוּא יִקְרָא, וְלֹא יֵעָנֶה. 13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be answered.
יד  מַתָּן בַּסֵּתֶר, יִכְפֶּה-אָף;    וְשֹׁחַד בַּחֵק, חֵמָה עַזָּה. 14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger, and a present in the bosom strong wrath.
טו  שִׂמְחָה לַצַּדִּיק, עֲשׂוֹת מִשְׁפָּט;    וּמְחִתָּה, לְפֹעֲלֵי אָוֶן. 15 To do justly is joy to the righteous, but ruin to the workers of iniquity.
טז  אָדָם–תּוֹעֶה, מִדֶּרֶךְ הַשְׂכֵּל:    בִּקְהַל רְפָאִים יָנוּחַ. 16 The man that strayeth out of the way of understanding shall rest in the congregation of the shades.
יז  אִישׁ מַחְסוֹר, אֹהֵב שִׂמְחָה;    אֹהֵב יַיִן-וָשֶׁמֶן, לֹא יַעֲשִׁיר. 17 He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man; he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
יח  כֹּפֶר לַצַּדִּיק רָשָׁע;    וְתַחַת יְשָׁרִים בּוֹגֵד. 18 The wicked is a ransom for the righteous; and the faithless cometh in the stead of the upright.
יט  טוֹב, שֶׁבֶת בְּאֶרֶץ-מִדְבָּר–    מֵאֵשֶׁת מדונים (מִדְיָנִים) וָכָעַס. 19 It is better to dwell in a desert land, than with a contentious and fretful woman.
כ  אוֹצָר, נֶחְמָד וָשֶׁמֶן–בִּנְוֵה חָכָם;    וּכְסִיל אָדָם יְבַלְּעֶנּוּ. 20 There is desirable treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man swalloweth it up.
כא  רֹדֵף, צְדָקָה וָחָסֶד–    יִמְצָא חַיִּים, צְדָקָה וְכָבוֹד. 21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, prosperity, and honour.
כב  עִיר גִּבֹּרִים, עָלָה חָכָם;    וַיֹּרֶד, עֹז מִבְטֶחָה. 22 A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and bringeth down the stronghold wherein it trusteth.
כג  שֹׁמֵר פִּיו, וּלְשׁוֹנוֹ–    שֹׁמֵר מִצָּרוֹת נַפְשׁוֹ. 23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
כד  זֵד יָהִיר, לֵץ שְׁמוֹ–    עוֹשֶׂה, בְּעֶבְרַת זָדוֹן. 24 A proud and haughty man, scorner is his name, even he that dealeth in overbearing pride.
כה  תַּאֲוַת עָצֵל תְּמִיתֶנּוּ:    כִּי-מֵאֲנוּ יָדָיו לַעֲשׂוֹת. 25 The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
כו  כָּל-הַיּוֹם, הִתְאַוָּה תַאֲוָה;    וְצַדִּיק יִתֵּן, וְלֹא יַחְשֹׂךְ. 26 There is that coveteth greedily all the day long; but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
כז  זֶבַח רְשָׁעִים, תּוֹעֵבָה;    אַף, כִּי-בְזִמָּה יְבִיאֶנּוּ. 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; how much more, when he bringeth it with the proceeds of wickedness?
כח  עֵד-כְּזָבִים יֹאבֵד;    וְאִישׁ שׁוֹמֵעַ, לָנֶצַח יְדַבֵּר. 28 A false witness shall perish; but the man that obeyeth shall speak unchallenged.
כט  הֵעֵז אִישׁ רָשָׁע בְּפָנָיו;    וְיָשָׁר, הוּא יכין דרכיו (יָבִין דַּרְכּוֹ). 29 A wicked man hardeneth his face; but as for the upright, he looketh well to his way.
ל  אֵין חָכְמָה, וְאֵין תְּבוּנָה–    וְאֵין עֵצָה, לְנֶגֶד יְהוָה. 30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD. {P}
לא  סוּס–מוּכָן, לְיוֹם מִלְחָמָה;    וְלַיהוָה, הַתְּשׁוּעָה. 31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle; but victory is of the LORD.

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DAILY SCRIPTURES

Reading 1 Ez 18:25-28

Thus says the LORD:
You say, “The LORD’s way is not fair!”
Hear now, house of Israel:
Is it my way that is unfair, or rather, are not your ways unfair?
When someone virtuous turns away from virtue to commit iniquity, and dies,
it is because of the iniquity he committed that he must die.
But if he turns from the wickedness he has committed,
he does what is right and just,
he shall preserve his life;
since he has turned away from all the sins that he has committed,
he shall surely live, he shall not die.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14.

{R.}  Remember your mercies, O Lord.
Your ways, O LORD, make known to me;
teach me your paths,
guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my savior.
{R.} Remember your mercies, O Lord.
Remember that your compassion, O LORD,
and your love are from of old.
The sins of my youth and my frailties remember not;
in your kindness remember me,
because of your goodness, O LORD.
{R.} Remember your mercies, O Lord.
Good and upright is the LORD;
thus he shows sinners the way.
He guides the humble to justice,
and teaches the humble his way.
R. Remember your mercies, O Lord.

Reading 2 Phil 2:1-11

Brothers and sisters:
If there is any encouragement in Christ,
any solace in love,
any participation in the Spirit,
any compassion and mercy,
complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love,
united in heart, thinking one thing.
Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory;
rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves,
each looking out not for his own interests,
but also for those of others.Have in you the same attitude
that is also in Christ Jesus,
Who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
something to be grasped.
Rather, he emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
coming in human likeness;
and found human in appearance,
he humbled himself,
becoming obedient to the point of death,
even death on a cross.
Because of this, God greatly exalted him
and bestowed on him the name
which is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

or Phil 2:1-5

Brothers and sisters:
If there is any encouragement in Christ,
any solace in love,
any participation in the Spirit,
any compassion and mercy,
complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love,
united in heart, thinking one thing.
Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory;
rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves,
each looking out not for his own interests,
but also for those of others.Have in you the same attitude
that is also in Christ Jesus.

Gospel Mt 21:28-32

Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people:
“What is your opinion?
A man had two sons.
He came to the first and said,
‘Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.’
He said in reply, ‘I will not, ‘
but afterwards changed his mind and went.
The man came to the other son and gave the same order.
He said in reply, ‘Yes, sir, ‘but did not go.
Which of the two did his father’s will?”
They answered, “The first.”
Jesus said to them, “Amen, I say to you,
tax collectors and prostitutes
are entering the kingdom of God before you.
When John came to you in the way of righteousness,
you did not believe him;
but tax collectors and prostitutes did.
Yet even when you saw that,
you did not later change your minds and believe him.”

DAILY SCRIPTURES

Reading 1 Zec 2:5-9, 14-15a

I, Zechariah, raised my eyes and looked:
there was a man with a measuring line in his hand.
I asked, “Where are you going?”
He answered, “To measure Jerusalem,
to see how great is its width and how great its length.”

Then the angel who spoke with me advanced,
and another angel came out to meet him and said to him,
“Run, tell this to that young man:
People will live in Jerusalem as though in open country,
because of the multitude of men and beasts in her midst.
But I will be for her an encircling wall of fire, says the LORD,
and I will be the glory in her midst.”

Sing and rejoice, O daughter Zion!
See, I am coming to dwell among you, says the LORD.
Many nations shall join themselves to the LORD on that day,
and they shall be his people and he will dwell among you.

Responsorial Psalm Jer 31:10, 11-12ab, 13

R. (see 10d)  The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock.
Hear the word of the LORD, O nations,
proclaim it on distant isles, and say:
He who scattered Israel, now gathers them together,
he guards them as a shepherd guards his flock.
R. The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock.
The LORD shall ransom Jacob,
he shall redeem him from the hand of his conqueror.
Shouting, they shall mount the heights of Zion,
they shall come streaming to the LORD’s blessings.
R. The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock.
Then the virgins shall make merry and dance,
and young men and old as well.
I will turn their mourning into joy,
I will console and gladden them after their sorrows.
R. The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock.

Gospel Lk 9:43b-45

While they were all amazed at his every deed,
Jesus said to his disciples,
“Pay attention to what I am telling you.
The Son of Man is to be handed over to men.”
But they did not understand this saying;
its meaning was hidden from them
and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

DAILY SCRIPTURES

Reading 1 Hg 2:1-9

In the second year of King Darius,
on the twenty-first day of the seventh month,
the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai:
Tell this to the governor of Judah,
Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel,
and to the high priest Joshua, son of Jehozadak,
and to the remnant of the people:

Who is left among you
that saw this house in its former glory?
And how do you see it now?
Does it not seem like nothing in your eyes?
But now take courage, Zerubbabel, says the LORD,
and take courage, Joshua, high priest, son of Jehozadak,
And take courage, all you people of the land,
says the LORD, and work!
For I am with you, says the LORD of hosts.
This is the pact that I made with you
when you came out of Egypt,
And my spirit continues in your midst;
do not fear!
For thus says the LORD of hosts:
One moment yet, a little while,
and I will shake the heavens and the earth,
the sea and the dry land.
I will shake all the nations,
and the treasures of all the nations will come in,
And I will fill this house with glory,
says the LORD of hosts.
Mine is the silver and mine the gold,
says the LORD of hosts.
Greater will be the future glory of this house
than the former, says the LORD of hosts;
And in this place I will give you peace,
says the LORD of hosts!

Responsorial Psalm Ps 43:1, 2, 3, 4

R. (5) Hope in God; I will praise him, my savior and my God.
Do me justice, O God, and fight my fight
against a faithless people;
from the deceitful and impious man rescue me.
R. Hope in God; I will praise him, my savior and my God.
For you, O God, are my strength.
Why do you keep me so far away?
Why must I go about in mourning,
with the enemy oppressing me?
R. Hope in God; I will praise him, my savior and my God.
Send forth your light and your fidelity;
they shall lead me on
And bring me to your holy mountain,
to your dwelling place.
R. Hope in God; I will praise him, my savior and my God.
Then will I go in to the altar of God,
the God of my gladness and joy;
Then will I give you thanks upon the harp,
O God, my God!
R. Hope in God; I will praise him, my savior and my God.

Gospel Lk 9:18-22

Once when Jesus was praying in solitude,
and the disciples were with him,
he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”
They said in reply, “John the Baptist; others, Elijah;
still others, “One of the ancient prophets has arisen.””
Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Peter said in reply, “The Christ of God.”
He rebuked them and directed them not to tell this to anyone.

He said, “The Son of Man must suffer greatly
and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and be killed and on the third day be raised.”

WHY WE RECOMMEND THE HOLY BIBLE FOR IN-DEPTH READING and STUDY

       Well what can I say about The Blessed words of Our savior JESUS CHRIST. In the pages of this wonderful “Book of Holy Truth” you will find recorded history of ancient civilizations brought to ruin because of pagan worship & idolatry of false gods. Little future Kings fighting & defeating giants with the sling of a stone! Learn about Babylon of old & the new “MYSTERY BABYLON” the USA with an abundance of proof from Gods Holy & Divine words of truth & mysteries that are now being revealed to His servants “The Prophets.” AMOS Chapter 3 vs 7, ”Indeed , the Lord God does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants, the prophets.

                In PROVERBS you will learn what The Blessed Father wants to give you freely. Three of the greatest gifts a Father can give his son, “Wisdom, knowledge, & understanding.” In ISAIAH you will learn that Gods ways are not our ways & we should not lean on our own understanding but obviously on the King who wrote them, Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. In the Blessed gospels you will learn about how God “THE HOLY FATHER IN HEAVEN” sent HIS only begotten son to preach to us the good news & how man can be saved & obtain salvation & reconcilation from their sins GOSPEL OF JOHN CHAPTER 3 vs 16-17.,16 “For GOD so Loved The World that HE gave HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, so that everyone who believes in HIM might not perish but have ETERNAL LIFE. 17 FOR GOD DID NOT SEND HIS SON to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through HIM.   Jesus said, “I did not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” He came to be a lamb for us from the beginning of the mystery when Abraham was going to sacrifice ISAAC to the coming King of Kings & Lord of Lords who left this world a humble servant & meek lamb but He is coming back as a Warrior!

                In 2nd THESSALONIANS CHAPTER 2 starting with verse 1 you will come to realize that “The man of sin,” will be revealed before the return Of Jesus Christ which is obviously upon us & that hour has come when “The man of sin” will be revealed because this “son of Satan” will go to “the Temple” in Jerusalem & declare himself to be God which will obviously occur very soon since Obama has pretty much laid it down on the table divide the land! God speaks of this prophecy coming to pass in JOEL CHAPTER 4 vs 1-2. 

                In REVELATION you will learn about many prophecies yet to be fulfilled, including “The fall of Babylon,” REVELATION CHAPTER’s 17 & 18.  In REVELATION CHAPTER 14 you will learn about “The RAPTURE of GODS PEOPLE” {JEWS & CHRISTIANS} before the “BATTLE of ARMAGEDDON” written about in ZECHARIAH. The HOLY BIBLE is great reading & in it is a map & guide  with moral & spiritual principles that man must live by or we bring curses & judgement upon ourselves & we don’t want that! The HOLY BIBLE is great for the soul.

Mark    Editor

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