About the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
Sunday, July 2, 2023
The readings for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time encourage us to make our relationship with God first in all we do. The first reading recounts how a woman provided hospitality to Elisha and was rewarded for her generosity. The psalm reminds us that all of the good things in our lives come from God. And in the gospel Jesus tells us that we must stop clinging to our own self-interests in order to follow him.
So discipleship and redemption are good themes for this weekend’s readings.
Daily Mass Readings for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
- First Reading – 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16A: “I know that Elisha is a holy man of God. Since he visits us often, let us arrange a little room on the roof and furnish it for him with a bed, table, chair, and lamp, so that when he comes to us he can stay there.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 89: “Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.”
- Second Reading – Romans 6:3-4, 8-11: “Consequently, you too must think of yourselves as dead to sin and living for God in Christ Jesus.”
- Gospel – Matthew 10:26-33: “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”