First Reading: Isaiah 49:1-6
1 . Pay attention, you islands, and listen closely, you far away peoples. The Lord has called me from the womb; from the womb of my mother, he has been mindful of my name.
2 . And he has appointed my mouth as a sharp sword. In the shadow of his hand, he has protected me. And he has appointed me as an elect arrow. In his quiver, he has hidden me.
3 . And he has said to me: “You are my servant, Israel. For in you, I will glory.”
4 . And I said: “I have labored toward emptiness. I have consumed my strength without purpose and in vain. Therefore, my judgment is with the Lord, and my work is with my God.”
5 . And now, says the Lord, who formed me from the womb as his servant, so that I may bring back Jacob to him, for Israel will not be gathered together, but I have been glorified in the eyes of the Lord and my God has become my strength,
6 . and so he has said: “It is a small thing that you should be my servant so as to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and so as to convert the dregs of Israel. Behold, I have offered you as a light for the Gentiles, so that you may be my salvation, even to the furthest regions of the earth.”
Psalm: Psalms 71:1-4a,5ab-6b,15,17
1 . A Psalm of David. Of the sons of Jonadab and the former captives. In you, O Lord, I have hoped; do not let me be brought to ruin forever.
2 . Free me by your justice, and rescue me. Incline your ear to me, and save me.
3 . Be a God of protection and a place of strength for me, so that you may accomplish my salvation. For you are my firmament and my refuge.
4 . Rescue me, O my God,
5 . For you, O Lord, are my patience: my hope from my youth,
6 . In you, I have been confirmed from conception. From my mother’s womb, you are my protector. In you, I will sing forever.
15 . My mouth will announce your justice, your salvation all day long. For I have not known letters.
17 . You have taught me from my youth, O God. And so I will declare your wonders continuously,
Gospel: John 13:21-33, 36-38
21 . When Jesus had said these things, he was troubled in spirit. And he bore witness by saying: “Amen, amen, I say to you, that one among you shall betray me.”
22 . Therefore, the disciples looked around at one another, uncertain about whom he spoke.
23 . And leaning against the bosom of Jesus was one of his disciples, the one whom Jesus loved.
24 . Therefore, Simon Peter motioned to this one and said to him, “Who is it that he is speaking about?”
25 . And so, leaning against the chest of Jesus, he said to him, “Lord, who is it?”
26 . Jesus responded, “It is he to whom I shall extend the dipped bread.” And when he had dipped the bread, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, son of Simon.
27 . And after the morsel, Satan entered into him. And Jesus said to him, “What you are going to do, do quickly.”
28 . Now none of those sitting at table knew why he had said this to him.
29 . For some were thinking that, because Judas held the purse, that Jesus had told him, “Buy those things which are needed by us for the feast day,” or that he might give something to the needy.
30 . Therefore, having accepted the morsel, he went out immediately. And it was night.
31 . Then, when he had gone out, Jesus said: “Now the Son of man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him.
32 . If God has been glorified in him, then God will also glorify him in himself, and he will glorify him without delay.
33 . Little sons, for a brief while, I am with you. You shall seek me, and just as I said to the Jews, ‘Where I am going, you are not able to go,’ so also I say to you now.
36 . Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus responded: “Where I am going, you are not able to follow me now. But you shall follow afterward.”
37 . Peter said to him: “Why am I unable to follow you now? I will lay down my life for you!”
38 . Jesus answered him: “You will lay down your life for me? Amen, amen, I say to you, the rooster will not crow, until you deny me three times.”
Tueday of Holy Week
March 30, 2010
Psalter: Week II