First Reading: James 1:12-18
12 . Blessed is the man who suffers temptation. For when he has been proven, he shall receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him.
13 . No one should say, when he is tempted, that he was tempted by God. For God does not entice toward evils, and he himself tempts no one.
14 . Yet truly, each one is tempted by his own desires, having been enticed and drawn away.
15 . Thereafter, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin. Yet truly sin, when it has been consummated, produces death.
16 . And so, do not choose to go astray, my most beloved brothers.
17 . Every excellent gift and every perfect gift is from above, descending from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change, nor any shadow of alteration.
18 . For by his own will he produced us through the Word of truth, so that we might be a kind of beginning among his creatures.
Psalm: Psalms 94:12-13a,14-15,18-19
12 . Blessed is the man whom you will instruct, O Lord. And you will teach him from your law.
13 . So may yo soothe him from the evil days
14 . For the Lord will not drive away his people, and he will not abandon his inheritance,
15 . even until the time when justice is being converted into judgment, and when those who are close to justice are all those who are upright of heart.
18 . If ever I said, “My foot is slipping,” then your mercy, O Lord, assisted me.
19 . According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, your consolations have given joy to my soul.
Gospel: Mark 8:14-21
14 . And they forgot to take bread. And they did not have any with them in the boat, except one loaf.
15 . And he instructed them, saying: “Consider and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the leaven of Herod.”
16 . And they discussed this with one another, saying, “For we have no bread.”
17 . And Jesus, knowing this, said to them: “Why do you consider that it is because you have no bread? Do you not yet know or understand? Do you still have blindness in your heart?
18 . Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? Do you not remember,
19 . when I broke the five loves among the five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments you took up?” They said to him, “Twelve.”
20 . “And when the seven loaves were among the four thousand, how many baskets of fragments did you take up?” And they said to him, “Seven.”
21 . And he said to them, “How is it that you do not yet understand?”
Tuesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time
February 16, 2010
Psalter: Week II