Liturgical Readings for: Friday, 16th November, 2018
A reading from the second letter of St John 4-9
Only those who keep to what he taught can have the Father and the Son with them.
It has given me great joy to find that your children have been living the life of truth as we were commanded by the Father. I am writing now, dear lady, not to give you any new commandment, but the one which we were given at the beginning, and to plead: let us love one another.
To love is to live according to his commandments: this is the commandment which you have heard since the beginning, to live a life of love.
There are many deceivers about in the world, refusing to admit that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. They are the Deceiver; they are the Antichrist. Watch yourselves, or all our work will be lost and not get the reward it deserves. If anybody does not keep within the teaching of Christ but goes beyond it, he cannot have God with him: only those who keep to what he taught can have the Father and the Son with them.
The Word of the Lord.
They are happy who follow God's law.ave the Father and the Son with them.
1. They are happy whose life is blameless,
who follow God's law!
They are happy who do his will,
seeking him with all their hearts. Response
2. I have sought you with all my heart:
let me not stray from your commands.
I treasure your promise in my heart
lest I sin against you. Response
3. Bless your servant and I shall live
and obey your word.
Open my eyes that I may see
the wonders of your law. Response
1 Pt 1:25
The word of God is something alive and active: it can judge the secret emotions and thoughts.
Jn 15: 5
Stand erect, hold your heads high,because your liberation is near at hand.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke 17:26-37
When the day comes for the Son of Man to be revealed.
esus said to his disciples: 'As it was in Noah's day, so will it also be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating and drinking, marrying wives and husbands, right up to the day Noah went into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. It will be the same as it was in Lot's day: people were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but the day Lot left Sodom, God rained fire and brimstone from heaven and it destroyed them all. It will be the same when the day comes for the Son of Man to be revealed.
'When that day comes, anyone on the housetop, with his possessions in the house, must not come down to collect them, nor must anyone in the fields turn back either. Remember Lot's wife. Anyone who tries to preserve his life will lose it; and anyone who loses it will keep it safe. I tell you, on that night two will be in one bed: one will be taken, the other left; two women will be grinding corn together: one will be taken, the other left.' The disciples interrupted. 'Where, Lord?' they asked. He said, 'Where the body is, there too will the vultures gather'.
The Gospel of the Lord
Thursday Thirty Second Week in Ordinary Time Luke 17:20-25
n the gospel reading, the Pharisees ask Jesus when the kingdom of God was to come, and Jesus replies that it is already here, ‘you must know, the kingdom of God is among you’. The kingdom of God was already present in and through the ministry of Jesus, in his preaching and teaching, is his healing of the sick, in his seeking the lost, in his including the excluded. Jesus goes on to acknowledge that the kingdom of God has not yet fully arrived. That will only happen when, as he says, the day of the Son of Man comes, when the Lord comes again in glory at the end of time. However, in many respects this future is already present, even if not fully present; the coming rule of God is already at work in the here and now through Jesus, our risen Lord. Jesus could teach us to pray, ‘Father, thy kingdom come’, while also declaring, ‘the kingdom of God is at hand’. We all might be tempted to ask the question the Pharisees ask in the gospel reading, ‘When will the kingdom of God come?’ We are very aware that the world in which we live, with its various earthly kingdoms, is a long way from being the kingdom of God; we easily recognize that God’s will is not being done on earth as it is in heaven. Yet, Jesus’ response to the Pharisees’ question invites us to be attentive to the signs of God’s kingdom that are already among us. Wherever God’s love that filled the life of Jesus finds some expression in any human life, there the kingdom of God is present. It is above all when we are tempted to become discouraged at the state of our world that we need to become more attuned to those signs of God’s kingdom that are all around us.
The scripture readings are taken from THE JERUSALEM BIBLE
, published by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd and used with the permission of the publishers. http://dltbooks.com/
The Gospel reflection comes from: Weekday Reflections for the Liturgical Year 2017/2018; ‘LET THE WORD OF GOD DWELL IN YOU'
by Martin Hogan,
published by The Messenger c/f www.messenger.ie/bookshop/
Liturgical Readings for: Friday, 16th November, 2018
Sliocht as dara Litir Naomh Eoin 4-9
An té a chloíonn leis an teagasc sealbhaíonn sé sin an tAthair agus an Mac.
a mhór mo lúcháir a aireachtáil go bhfuil cuid de do chlann ag siúl san fhírinne de réir na haithn
e a fuaireamar ón Athair. Ach anois achainím ar do Shoilse – ní amhail is dá mbeinn ag scríobh nua-aithne chugat ach an ceann a bhí againn ó thús – go dtugaimis grá dá chéile. Agus is é seo an grá – go siúlaimis de réir a aitheanta: Seo í an aithne, mar a chuala sibh ó thús í, go siúlaimis sa ghrá.
Mar go ndeachaigh mórán mealltóirí ar an saol amach, daoine nach n-admhaíonn teacht Íosa Críost i gcolainn dhaonna. Sin é an mealltóir agus an tAinchríost. Aire daoibh, le nach gcaille sibh ar shaothraigh sibh, ach go bhfaighe sibh an lánluach. Gach duine a leanann leis ar aghaidh agus nach gcloíonn le teagasc Chríost ní shealbhaíonn Dia. An té a chloíonn leis an teagasc sealbhaíonn sé sin an tAthair agus an Mac.
Salm le Freagra
Is aoibhinn a mbíonn an slí a shiúlann i ndlí an Tiarna.
1. Is aoibhinn a mbíonn a slí gan mháchail,
a shiúlann i ndlí an Tiarna.
Is aoibhinn dá gcoimeádann a fhorálacha,
á lorg ó lanchroí. Freagra
2. Iarraim thú le mo chroí go hiomlán;
nár imí mé ó d’aitheanta.
Cuirim do bhriathar i bhfolach i mo chroí;
sula ndéanfainn peaca ort. Freagra
3. Bí go maith le do ghiolla le go mairfidh mé,
agus go gcoimeádfaidh mé do bhriathra.
Oscail mo shúile chun go bhfeicfidh mé
iontais uile do dhlí. Freagra
Sliocht as an Soiscéal naofa de réir Naomh Lúcás 17:26-37
An lá a bhfuil Mac an Duine le foilsiú.
m sin dúirt Íosa lena dheisceabail: "amhail mar a bhí i laethanta Naoi, is amhlaidh sin freisin a bheidh i laethanta Mhac an Duine; bhí siad ag ithe, bhí siad ag ól, bhí siad ag gabháil fear céile nó ban céile, go dtí an lá a ndeachaigh Naoi san áirc; agus tháinig an díle gur thug an bás dóibh uile. Mar an gcéanna, amhail mar a bhí I laethanta Lót: bhí siad ag ithe, bhí siad ag ól, bhí siad ag ceannach, bhí siad ag díol, bhí siad ag plandáil, bhí siad ag tógáil; ach an lá ar imigh Lót amach as Sodom, fearadh tine agus ruibh ó Dhia as an spéir gur thug an bás dóibh uile. Sa chaoi chéanna a bheidh, an lá a bhfuil Mac an Duine le foilsiú.
An lá sin, an té a bheidh ar bharr an tí agus a urra tí sa teach, ná téadh sé síos chun é a bhreith leis, agus mar an gcéanna an té a bheidh sa ghort, ná casadh sé ar ais. Cuimhnígí ar mhnaoi Lót! Cibé a iarrfaidh a anam a choinneáil slán, caillfidh sé é, agus cibé a chaillfidh é, déanfaidh sé é tharrtháil. Deirim libh, beidh beirt fhear in aon leaba an oíche sin; tógfar duine acu agus fágfar an duine eile. Beidh beirt bhan ag meilt in éineacht; tógfar bean acu ach fágfar an bhean eile. (Beidh beirt sa ghort; tógfar duine acu, ach fágfar an duine eile.)” Dúirt siad leis á fhreagairt: “Cén áit, a Thiarna?” Dúirt sé leo: “Mar a mbíonn an corpán, is ann freisin a bheidh na badhbha cruinnithe le chéile.”
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