Daily reading USCCB

USCCB Daily Readings from the New American Bible Revised Edition
  1. Reading 1 2 Jn 4-9

    [Chosen Lady:]
    I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth
    just as we were commanded by the Father.
    But now, Lady, I ask you,
    not as though I were writing a new commandment
    but the one we have had from the beginning:
    let us love one another.
    For this is love, that we walk according to his commandments;
    this is the commandment, as you heard from the beginning,
    in which you should walk.

    Many deceivers have gone out into the world,
    those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh;
    such is the deceitful one and the antichrist.
    Look to yourselves that you do not lose what we worked for
    but may receive a full recompense.
    Anyone who is so "progressive"
    as not to remain in the teaching of the Christ does not have God;
    whoever remains in the teaching has the Father and the Son.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 119:1, 2, 10, 11, 17, 18

    R. (1b) Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
    Blessed are they whose way is blameless,
    who walk in the law of the LORD.
    R. Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
    Blessed are they who observe his decrees,
    who seek him with all their heart.
    R. Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
    With all my heart I seek you;
    let me not stray from your commands.
    R. Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
    Within my heart I treasure your promise,
    that I may not sin against you.
    R. Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
    Be good to your servant, that I may live
    and keep your words.
    R. Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
    Open my eyes, that I may consider
    the wonders of your law.
    R. Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!

    Alleluia Lk 21:28

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Stand erect and raise your heads
    because your redemption is at hand.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 17:26-37

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    "As it was in the days of Noah,
    so it will be in the days of the Son of Man;
    they were eating and drinking,
    marrying and giving in marriage up to the day
    that Noah entered the ark,
    and the flood came and destroyed them all.
    Similarly, as it was in the days of Lot:
    they were eating, drinking, buying,
    selling, planting, building;
    on the day when Lot left Sodom,
    fire and brimstone rained from the sky to destroy them all.
    So it will be on the day the Son of Man is revealed.
    On that day, someone who is on the housetop
    and whose belongings are in the house
    must not go down to get them,
    and likewise one in the field
    must not return to what was left behind.
    Remember the wife of Lot.
    Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it,
    but whoever loses it will save it.
    I tell you, on that night there will be two people in one bed;
    one will be taken, the other left.
    And there will be two women grinding meal together;
    one will be taken, the other left."
    They said to him in reply, "Where, Lord?"
    He said to them, "Where the body is,
    there also the vultures will gather."
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  2. Reading 1 Phmn 7-20

    Beloved:
    I have experienced much joy and encouragement from your love,
    because the hearts of the holy ones
    have been refreshed by you, brother.
    Therefore, although I have the full right in Christ
    to order you to do what is proper,
    I rather urge you out of love,
    being as I am, Paul, an old man,
    and now also a prisoner for Christ Jesus.
    I urge you on behalf of my child Onesimus,
    whose father I have become in my imprisonment,
    who was once useless to you but is now useful to both you and me.
    I am sending him, that is, my own heart, back to you.
    I should have liked to retain him for myself,
    so that he might serve me on your behalf
    in my imprisonment for the Gospel,
    but I did not want to do anything without your consent,
    so that the good you do might not be forced but voluntary.
    Perhaps this is why he was away from you for a while,
    that you might have him back forever,
    no longer as a slave but more than a slave, a brother,
    beloved especially to me, but even more so to you,
    as a man and in the Lord.
    So if you regard me as a partner, welcome him as you would me.
    And if he has done you any injustice
    or owes you anything, charge it to me.
    I, Paul, write this in my own hand: I will pay.
    May I not tell you that you owe me your very self.
    Yes, brother, may I profit from you in the Lord.
    Refresh my heart in Christ.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 146:7, 8-9a, 9bc-10

    R. (5a) Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    The LORD secures justice for the oppressed,
    gives food to the hungry.
    The LORD sets captives free.
    R. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    The LORD gives sight to the blind.
    The LORD raises up those who were bowed down;
    the LORD loves the just.
    The LORD protects strangers.
    R. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    The fatherless and the widow he sustains,
    but the way of the wicked he thwarts.
    The LORD shall reign forever;
    your God, O Zion, through all generations. Alleluia.
    R. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.

    Alleluia Jn 15:5

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    I am the vine, you are the branches, says the Lord:
    whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 17:20-25

    Asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come,
    Jesus said in reply,
    "The coming of the Kingdom of God cannot be observed,
    and no one will announce, 'Look, here it is,' or, 'There it is.'
    For behold, the Kingdom of God is among you."

    Then he said to his disciples,
    "The days will come when you will long to see
    one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it.
    There will be those who will say to you,
    'Look, there he is,' or 'Look, here he is.'
    Do not go off, do not run in pursuit.
    For just as lightning flashes
    and lights up the sky from one side to the other,
    so will the Son of Man be in his day.
    But first he must suffer greatly and be rejected by this generation."
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  3. Reading 1 Ti 3:1-7

    Beloved:
    Remind them to be under the control of magistrates and authorities,
    to be obedient, to be open to every good enterprise.
    They are to slander no one, to be peaceable, considerate,
    exercising all graciousness toward everyone.
    For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, deluded,
    slaves to various desires and pleasures,
    living in malice and envy,
    hateful ourselves and hating one another.

    But when the kindness and generous love
    of God our savior appeared,
    not because of any righteous deeds we had done
    but because of his mercy,
    he saved us through the bath of rebirth
    and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
    whom he richly poured out on us
    through Jesus Christ our savior,
    so that we might be justified by his grace
    and become heirs in hope of eternal life.

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

    R. (1) The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
    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. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
    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. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
    You spread the table before me
    in the sight of my foes;
    You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
    R. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
    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. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

    Alleluia 1 Thes 5:18

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    In all circumstances, give thanks,
    for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 17:11-19

    As Jesus continued his journey to Jerusalem,
    he traveled through Samaria and Galilee.
    As he was entering a village, ten lepers met him.
    They stood at a distance from him and raised their voice, saying,
    "Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!"
    And when he saw them, he said,
    "Go show yourselves to the priests."
    As they were going they were cleansed.
    And one of them, realizing he had been healed,
    returned, glorifying God in a loud voice;
    and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him.
    He was a Samaritan.
    Jesus said in reply,
    "Ten were cleansed, were they not?
    Where are the other nine?
    Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?"
    Then he said to him, "Stand up and go;
    your faith has saved you."
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  4. Reading 1 Ti 2:1-8, 11-14

    Beloved:
    You must say what is consistent with sound doctrine,
    namely, that older men should be temperate, dignified,
    self-controlled, sound in faith, love, and endurance.
    Similarly, older women should be reverent in their behavior,
    not slanderers, not addicted to drink,
    teaching what is good, so that they may train younger women
    to love their husbands and children,
    to be self-controlled, chaste, good homemakers,
    under the control of their husbands,
    so that the word of God may not be discredited.

    Urge the younger men, similarly, to control themselves,
    showing yourself as a model of good deeds in every respect,
    with integrity in your teaching, dignity, and sound speech
    that cannot be criticized,
    so that the opponent will be put to shame
    without anything bad to say about us.

    For the grace of God has appeared, saving all
    and training us to reject godless ways and worldly desires
    and to live temperately, justly, and devoutly in this age,
    as we await the blessed hope,
    the appearance of the glory of the great God
    and of our savior Jesus Christ,
    who gave himself for us to deliver us from all lawlessness
    and to cleanse for himself a people as his own,
    eager to do what is good.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 37:3-4, 18 and 23, 27 and 29

    R. (39a) The salvation of the just comes from the Lord.
    Trust in the LORD and do good,
    that you may dwell in the land and be fed in security.
    Take delight in the LORD,
    and he will grant you your heart's requests.
    R. The salvation of the just comes from the Lord.
    The LORD watches over the lives of the wholehearted;
    their inheritance lasts forever.
    By the LORD are the steps of a man made firm,
    and he approves his way.
    R. The salvation of the just comes from the Lord.
    Turn from evil and do good,
    that you may abide forever;
    The just shall possess the land
    and dwell in it forever.
    R. The salvation of the just comes from the Lord.

    Alleluia Jn 14:23

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Whoever loves me will keep my word,
    and my Father will love him,
    and we will come to him.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 17:7-10

    Jesus said to the Apostles:
    "Who among you would say to your servant
    who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field,
    'Come here immediately and take your place at table'?
    Would he not rather say to him,
    'Prepare something for me to eat.
    Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink.
    You may eat and drink when I am finished'?
    Is he grateful to that servant because he did what was commanded?
    So should it be with you.
    When you have done all you have been commanded, say,
    'We are unprofitable servants;
    we have done what we were obliged to do.'"
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  5. Reading 1 Ti 1:1-9

    Paul, a slave of God and Apostle of Jesus Christ
    for the sake of the faith of God's chosen ones
    and the recognition of religious truth,
    in the hope of eternal life
    that God, who does not lie, promised before time began,
    who indeed at the proper time revealed his word
    in the proclamation with which I was entrusted
    by the command of God our savior,
    to Titus, my true child in our common faith:
    grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our savior.

    For this reason I left you in Crete
    so that you might set right what remains to be done
    and appoint presbyters in every town, as I directed you,
    on condition that a man be blameless,
    married only once, with believing children
    who are not accused of licentiousness or rebellious.
    For a bishop as God's steward must be blameless, not arrogant,
    not irritable, not a drunkard, not aggressive,
    not greedy for sordid gain, but hospitable, a lover of goodness,
    temperate, just, holy, and self-controlled,
    holding fast to the true message as taught
    so that he will be able both to exhort with sound doctrine
    and to refute opponents.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 24:1b-2, 3-4ab, 5-6

    R. (see 6) Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.
    The LORD's are the earth and its fullness;
    the world and those who dwell in it.
    For he founded it upon the seas
    and established it upon the rivers.
    R. Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.
    Who can ascend the mountain of the LORD?
    or who may stand in his holy place?
    He whose hands are sinless, whose heart is clean,
    who desires not what is vain.
    R. Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.
    He shall receive a blessing from the LORD,
    a reward from God his savior.
    Such is the race that seeks for him,
    that seeks the face of the God of Jacob.
    R. Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.

    Alleluia Phil 2:15d, 16a

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Shine like lights in the world,
    as you hold on to the word of life.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 17:1-6

    Jesus said to his disciples,
    "Things that cause sin will inevitably occur,
    but woe to the one through whom they occur.
    It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck
    and he be thrown into the sea
    than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.
    Be on your guard!
    If your brother sins, rebuke him;
    and if he repents, forgive him.
    And if he wrongs you seven times in one day
    and returns to you seven times saying, 'I am sorry,'
    you should forgive him."

    And the Apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith."
    The Lord replied, "If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,
    you would say to this mulberry tree,
    'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you."
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