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Responsorial Psalm for the Wednesday of the 7th Week in Ordinary Time

Psalm 49:2-3, 6-7, 8-10, 11, Matthew 5:3

Summary: Wealth cannot extend life; both the wise and foolish die and leave wealth behind. True fortune lies in spiritual humility, rewarded with heaven.

Fortunes of the Spirit

R. Blessed are the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!

Hear this, all you peoples;
hearken, all who dwell in the world,
Of lowly birth or high degree,
rich and poor alike.

R. Blessed are the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!

Why should I fear in evil days
when my wicked ensnarers ring me round?
They trust in their wealth;
the abundance of their riches is their boast.

R. Blessed are the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!

Yet in no way can a man redeem himself,
or pay his own ransom to God;
Too high is the price to redeem one’s life; he would never have enough
to remain alive always and not see destruction.

R. Blessed are the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!

For he can see that wise men die,
and likewise the senseless and the stupid pass away,
leaving to others their wealth.

R. Blessed are the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!

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