Thursday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time
November 14, 2013

Psalter: Week IV

Color: Green


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Wisdom 7:22--8:1
    22 for wisdom, the fashioner of all things, taught me. For in her there is a spirit that is intelligent, holy, unique, manifold, subtle, mobile, clear, unpolluted, distinct, invulnerable, loving the good, keen, irresistible,
    23 beneficent, humane, steadfast, sure, free from anxiety, all-powerful, overseeing all, and penetrating through all spirits that are intelligent and pure and most subtle.
    24 For wisdom is more mobile than any motion; because of her pureness she pervades and penetrates all things.
    25 For she is a breath of the power of God, and a pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty; therefore nothing defiled gains entrance into her.
    26 For she is a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror of the working of God, and an image of his goodness.
    27 Though she is but one, she can do all things, and while remaining in herself, she renews all things; in every generation she passes into holy souls and makes them friends of God, and prophets;
    28 for God loves nothing so much as the man who lives with wisdom.
    29 For she is more beautiful than the sun, and excels every constellation of the stars. Compared with the light she is found to be superior,
    30 for it is succeeded by the night, but against wisdom evil does not prevail.
    1 She reaches mightily from one end of the earth to the other, and she orders all things well.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 119:89-91, 130, 135, 175
    89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is firmly fixed in the heavens.
    90 Thy faithfulness endures to all generations; thou hast established the earth, and it stands fast.
    91 By thy appointment they stand this day; for all things are thy servants.
    130 The unfolding of thy words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.
    135 Make thy face shine upon thy servant, and teach me thy statutes.
    175 Let me live, that I may praise thee, and let thy ordinances help me.

  • Gospel

    Luke 17:20-25
    20 Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, he answered them, "The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed;
    21 nor will they say, `Lo, here it is!' or `There!' for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you."
    22 And he said to the disciples, "The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and you will not see it.
    23 And they will say to you, `Lo, there!' or `Lo, here!' Do not go, do not follow them.
    24 For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of man be in his day.
    25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Romans 8:31-39
    31 What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who is against us?
    32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, will he not also give us all things with him?
    33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies;
    34 who is to condemn? Is it Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us?
    35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
    36 As it is written, "For thy sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered."
    37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
    38 For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
    39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 31:3-4, 6-8, 17, 21
    2 Incline thy ear to me, rescue me speedily! Be thou a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me!
    3 Yea, thou art my rock and my fortress; for thy name's sake lead me and guide me,
    5 Into thy hand I commit my spirit; thou hast redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God.
    6 Thou hatest those who pay regard to vain idols; but I trust in the LORD.
    7 I will rejoice and be glad for thy steadfast love, because thou hast seen my affliction, thou hast taken heed of my adversities,
    16 Let thy face shine on thy servant; save me in thy steadfast love!
    20 In the covert of thy presence thou hidest them from the plots of men; thou holdest them safe under thy shelter from the strife of tongues.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 10:28-33
    28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
    29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's will.
    30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
    31 Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
    32 So every one who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven;
    33 but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.


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