Wednesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
September 18, 2013

Psalter: Week IV

Color: Green


Daily Readings:

  • First Reading

    1 Corinthians 12:31; 13:1-10, 13
    31 But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.
    1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
    2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
    3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
    4 Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful;
    5 it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
    6 it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.
    7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
    8 Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
    9 For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect;
    10 but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away.
    13 So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 25:1-5, 8-10
    1 To thee, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
    2 O my God, in thee I trust, let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.
    3 Yea, let none that wait for thee be put to shame; let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.
    4 Make me to know thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.
    5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me, for thou art the God of my salvation; for thee I wait all the day long.
    8 Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
    9 He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.
    10 All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 11:25-30
    25 At that time Jesus declared, "I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes;
    26 yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
    27 All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
    28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
    30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."


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