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The search for new means to speak of God has been at the core of Benedict's theological work since the Second Vatican Council.
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1. The Lord is king, let earth rejoice,
the many coastlands be glad.
Cloud and darkness are his raiment;
his throne, justice and right. Response
2. The mountains melt like wax
before the Lord of all the earth.
The skies proclaim his justice;
all peoples see his glory. Response
3. The Lord loves those who hate evil:
he guards the souls of his saints;
he sets them free from the wicked. Response
4. Light shines forth for the just
and joy for the upright of heart.
Rejoice, you just, in the Lord;
give glory to his holy name. Response
or Lk 21: 36
Stay awake, praying at all times
for the strength to stand with confidence
before the Son of Man.
GOSPEL: Matthew 25:1-13
Jesus reiterates his message of watchfulness.
Jesus said to his disciples: 'Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this: Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were sensible: the foolish ones did take their lamps, but they brought no oil, whereas the sensible ones took flasks of oil as well as their lamps.The bridegroom was late, and they all grew drowsy and fell asleep. But at midnight there was a cry, "The bridegroom is here! Go out and meet him." At this, all those bridesmaids woke up and trimmed their lamps, and the foolish ones said to the sensible ones, "Give us some of your oil: our lamps are going out." But they replied, "There may not be enough for us and for you; you had better go to those who sell it and buy some for yourselves." They had gone off to buy it when the bridegroom arrived. Those who were ready went in with him to the wedding hall and the door was closed. The other bridesmaids arrived later. "Lord, Lord," they said, "open the door for us. " But he replied, "I tell you solemnly, I do not know you." So stay awake, because you do not know either the day or the hour.'
1. Cé a lonnóidh ar do Shliabh Naofa, a Thiarna?
An té a shiúlann gan cháim;
an té a dhéanann firéantacht,
a labhraíonn go díreach óna chroí
agus nach ndéanann tromaíocht lena theanga. Freagra
2. An té nach ndéanann olc dá chomharsa
is nach dtugann masla don duine thall;
an té ar beag aige an drochdhuine
agus ar mór aige aos eagla an Tiarna. Freagra
3. An té nach ngabhann siar ar a bhriathar,
bíodh gur mhionnaigh sé chun a dhíobhála féin;
an té nach gcuireann a chuid airgid ar úsaireacht
is nach nglacann le breab in aghaidh an neamhchiontaigh.
An té sin a dhéanfaidh amhlaidh,
ní bhainfear dá threoir é go brách. Freagra