Monday of the First Week of Advent, November 28, 2016

A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah 4:2-6

2 In that day, the seedling of the Lord will have magnificence and glory, and the fruit of the earth will be greatly-esteemed and a source of joy to those who will have been saved out of Israel. 3 And this shall be: all who are left behind in Zion, and who remain in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, all who have been written in life in Jerusalem.
4 Then the Lord will have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and will have washed away the blood of Jerusalem from its midst, by means of a spirit of judgment and a spirit of intense devotion.

5 And the Lord will create, over every place of Mount Zion and wherever he is called upon, a cloud by day and a smoke with the splendor of burning fire by night. For protection will be over every glory. 6 And there will be a tabernacle for shade from the heat in daytime, and for security, and for protection from the whirlwind and from rain.  The word of the Lord.

 

Responsorial Psalm 122(121):1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9

Let us go rejoicing into the house of the Lord. 

I rejoiced in the things that were said to me: “We shall go into the house of the Lord.” 2 Our feet were standing in your courts, O Jerusalem.

Let us go rejoicing into the house of the Lord. 

3 Jerusalem has been built as a city, whose participation is unto itself. 4 For to that place, the tribes ascended, the tribes of the Lord.

Let us go rejoicing into the house of the Lord. 

According to the testimony of Israel, to confess to the name of the Lord. 5 For in that place, seats have sat down in judgment, seats above the house of David.

Let us go rejoicing into the house of the Lord. 

6 Petition for the things that are for the peace of Jerusalem, and for abundance for those who love you. 7 Let peace be in your virtue, and abundance in your towers.

Let us go rejoicing into the house of the Lord. 

8 For the sake of my brothers and my neighbors, I spoke peace about you. 9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I sought good things for you.

Let us go rejoicing into the house of the Lord.

 

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 8:5-11

5 (When Jesus) entered into Capernaum, a centurion approached, petitioning him, 6 and saying, “Lord, my servant lies at home paralyzed and badly tormented.” 7 And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”

8 And responding, the centurion said: “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant shall be healed. 9 For I, too, am a man placed under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and
he does it.”

10 And, hearing this, Jesus wondered. And he said to those following him: “Amen I say to you, I have not found so great a faith in Israel. 11 For I say to you, that many shall come from the east and the west, and they shall sit at table with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.  The Gospel of the Lord.

 

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Thanks for taking some of your precious time today to read the daily Mass readings. The readings are taken and adapted from the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Holy Bible.

I appreciate your help and encouragement. Please let me know how I can help you. This is something I’ve been called to do for some time. I’m finally embracing it. Father, forgive me for procrastinating.

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