On the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time we might reflect on our own lives as flawed individuals. But God can make beautiful things from our weaknesses.
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- First reading: Isaiah 49:14-15 – “Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb?”
- Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 61:2-3, 6-9 – “Only in God is my soul at rest”
- Second reading: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 – “Therefore do not make any judgment before the appointed time, until the Lord comes, for he will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will manifest the motives of our hearts, and then everyone will receive praise from God.”
- Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34 – “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?”
- First Reading: Hosea 2:16-17,21-22 – “I will betroth you to me forever: I will betroth you to me with justice and with judgment, with loyalty and with compassion; I will betroth you to me with fidelity, and you shall know the Lord.”
- Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 8-10, 12-13 – “The Lord is compassionate and gracious”
- Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 – “Not that of ourselves we are qualified to take credit for anything as coming from us; rather, our qualification comes from God, who has indeed qualified us as ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of spirit; for the letter brings death, but the Spirit gives life.”
- Gospel: Mark 2:18-22 – “As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast”
- First Reading – Sirach 27:4-7: “The fruit of a tree shows the care it has had; so too does one’s speech disclose the bent of one’s mind.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 92: “Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.”
- Second Reading – 1 Corinthians 15:54-58: “Death is swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”
- Gospel – Luke 6:39-45: “A good person out of the store of goodness in his heart produces good, but an evil person out of a store of evil produces evil; for from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks”
Learn more about the difference between a Bible and a Lectionary, how the Lectionary is arranged, and translations of the Bible used at Mass on the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time.