Friday of the Second Week of Advent
December 9, 2011

Psalter: Week III

Color: Violet


Daily Readings:

  • First Reading

    Isaiah 48:17-19
    17 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go.
    18 O that you had hearkened to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea;
    19 your offspring would have been like the sand, and your descendants like its grains; their name would never be cut off or destroyed from before me."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 1:1-4, 6
    1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
    2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
    3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
    4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff which the wind drives away.
    6 for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 11:16-19
    16 "But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market places and calling to their playmates,
    17 `We piped to you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.'
    18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, `He has a demon';
    19 the Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, `Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds."


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