Liturgical Readings for: Friday, 10th July, 2020
Friday of 14th week of Ordinary Time, Year 2
A reading from the book of the Prophet Hosea 14:2-10
We will not say, "Our God!" to what our own hands have made.
he Lord says this:
Israel, come back to the Lord your God;
your iniquity was the cause of your downfall.
Provide yourself with words and come back to the Lord.
Say to him, 'Take all iniquity away
so that we may have happiness again
and offer you our words of praise.
Assyria cannot save us,
we will not ride horses any more
or say, "Our God!" to what our own hands have made,
for you are the one in whom orphans find compassion. –
I will heal their disloyalty,
I will love them with all my heart,
for my anger has turned from them.
I will fall like dew on Israel.
He shall bloom like the lily,
and thrust out roots like the poplar,
his shoots will spread far;
he will have the beauty of the olive
and the fragrance of Lebanon.
They will come back to live in my shade;
they will grow corn that flourishes,
they will cultivate vines
as renowned as the wine of Helbon.
What has Ephraim to do with idols any more
when it is I who hear his prayer and care for him?
I am like a cypress ever green,
all your fruitfulness comes from me.
Let the wise man understand these words.
Let the intelligent man grasp their meaning.
For the ways of the Lord are straight,
and virtuous men walk in them,
but sinners stumble.
The Word of the Lord.
My mouth shall declare your praise.
1. Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness.
In your compassion blot out my offence.
a wash me more and more from my guilt
and cleanse me from my sin. Response
2. Indeed you love truth in the heart;
then in the secret of my heart teach me wisdom.
O purify me, then I shall be clean;
O wash me, I shall be whiter than snow. Response
3. A pure heart create for me, a God"
put a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence,
nor deprive me of your holy spirit. Response
4. Give me again the joy of your help;
with a spirit of fervour sustain me.
O Lord, open my lips
and my mouth shall declare your praise. Response
1 Pt 1: 25
The word of the Lord remains for ever: What is this word?
It is the Good News that has been brought to you.
Jn 16: 13
When the Spirit of truth comes he will lead you to the complete truth,
and he will remind you of all that I have said to you.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 10:16-23
It is not you who will be speaking; the Spirit of your Father will be speaking in you.
esus instructed the Twelve as follows: Remember, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves; so be cunning as serpents and yet as harmless as doves.
'Beware of men: they will hand you over to Sanhedrins and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the pagans. But when they hand you over, do not worry about how to speak or what to say; what you are to say will be given to you when the time comes; because it is not you who will be speaking; the Spirit of your Father will be speaking in you.
'Brother will betray brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise against their parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by all men on account of my name; but the man who stands firm to the end will be saved. If they persecute you in one town, take refuge in the next; and if they persecute you in that, take refuge in another. I tell you solemnly, you will not have gone the round of the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.'
The Gospel of the Lord.
Friday Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Matthew 10:16-23
n today’s gospel reading, Jesus paints a stark picture of the hostility that his followers can expect from the surrounding society. They will be dragged before both Jewish and pagan authorities; some of them will be betrayed to those authorities by members of their own families. This was the reality of life for many of Jesus’ followers in the early decades, indeed the first two centuries, of the church’s existence. The sombre picture Jesus paints in that gospel reading may seem very far from our own experience today. Yet, in every age, in every generation, there are Christians who are experiencing the kind of hostility that Jesus describes in the gospel reading. There are several regimes in today’s world which will not tolerate a vibrant church that witnesses to the vision that Jesus had for human living. Even in our own tolerant, pluralist, society, those of us who believe in all that Jesus said and did and who try to give expression to that belief in our way of life can find ourselves somewhat isolated and, even, barely tolerated at times. There will always be some tension between the values of the gospel and the values of the culture in which we try to live the gospel. This gospel reading continues to speak to us today. In the words of that reading, Jesus calls on us to stand firm to the end. In other words, we are to be courageous in our living of our faith in him. The less supportive the culture is of our faith and the way of life it inspires, the more courageous we need to be. In the gospel reading, Jesus assures his disciples that in the difficult days to come, the Holy Spirit, whom Jesus calls ‘the Spirit of your Father’, will be available to them. That same Holy Spirit remains our resource today. It is above all when our faith is put to the test by the culture we inhabit that we need to make our own that lovely prayer in today’s responsorial psalm, ‘Do not cast me away from your presence, nor deprive me of your holy spirit’
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 2019-20: The Word of God is Living and Active
by Martin Hogan
and published by Messenger Publications /
Liturgical Readings for: Friday, 10th July, 2020
Sliocht as Leabhar Hóséa, Fáidh 14:2-10
Ní chanfaimid: “A Dhia linn” do dhéantús ár lámh.
eo mar a deir an Tiarna:
Fill, a Iosrael, ar an Tiarna, do Dhia,
óir baineadh tuisle asat de dheasca do chuid urchóide.
Bíodh riar bhur gcáis de bhriathra agaibh,
agus filligí ar an Tiarna agus abraigí leis:
Maith dúinn ár gcionta uile,
le go bhfaighimid uait rud is fónta,
i ndíol ar na briathra a chanaimid duit.
Ní lorgóimid cúnamh ón Asaír,
ná ní rachaimid i muinín eachra;
go deo arís ní chanfaimid: “A Dhia linn” do dhéantús ár lámh;
(óir is tú a ghlacann trua don dílleachta).
Leigheasfaidh mé a mídhílseacht,
tabharfaidh mé grá dóibh go fonnmhar,
mar ní díol feirge liom iad níos mó.
Silfidh mé ar Iosrael mar an drúcht.
Bláthóidh sí ar nós na lile,
agus cuirfidh sí uaithi a fréamhacha
mar a dhéanann an stóracs.
Caithreoidh a géagáin;
áilleacht na holóige agus cumhracht an stóraics
a dháilfear uirthi.
Lonnóidh siad faoi mo scáth arís;
saothróidh siad arbhar,
agus beidh fíniúna ag fás acu,
a mbeidh cáil orthu mar atá ar fhíon na Liobáine.
Cad ab áil le hEafráim d’íola feasta?
Is mise a thugann éisteacht dó,
agus a bheidh ag faire air.
Táimse cosúil le crann úrghlas cufróige;
más torthúil thusa, tá a bhuíochas sin ormsa.
Tuigeadh an t-eagnaí na briathra sin:
bíodh grinneolas ag an saoi orthu.
Óir is díreach iad bealaí an Tiarna
agus gluaiseann na fíréin dá réir,
ach bíonn siad ina gceap tuisle do lucht na heasumhlaíochta.
Salm le Freagra
Fógróidh mo bhéal do mholadh.
1. Déan trócaire orm, a Dhia, de réir do bhuanghrá:
cealaigh mo choir as iomad do thrua.
Nigh go huile mé ó mo chion,
agus déan mo pheaca a ghlanadh díom Freagra
2. Féach, is geal leat an croí dílis,
agus i mo lár istigh múineann tú eagna dom.
Croith orm hiosóip agus glanfar mé;
nigh mé agus is gile mé ná an sneachta. Freagra
3. Cruthaigh ionam croí glan, a Dhia,
agus cruthaigh spiorad daingean as an nua ionam.
Ná díbir amach as do radharc mé
agus ná beir do naomhspiorad uaim. Freagra
4. Tabhair ar ais dom áthas do shlánaithe
agus tabhair spiorad na díograise mar thaca dom.
A Thiarna, oscail mo bheola,
agus fógróidh mo bhéal do mholadh. Freagra
Sliocht as an Soiscéal naofa de réir Naomh Matha 10:16-23
Ní sibhse a bheidh ag caint: is é Spiorad bhur nAthar a bheidh ag caint ionaibh.
an am sin dúirt Íosa lena aspail “Táim do bhur gcur uaim ar nós caorach i measc faolchúnna; dá bhrí sin, bígí chomh géarchúiseach leis an nathair nimhe agus chomh macánta leis an gcolm.
Seachnaígí sibh féin ar dhaoine, mar tabharfaidh siad ar láimh do na sainidríní sibh, agus sciúrsálfaidh siad ina sionagóga sibh, agus seolfar i láthair gobharnóirí agus ríthe sibh mar gheall ormsa chun fianaise a thabhairt os a gcomhair agus os comhair na ngintlithe. Ach nuair a bheidh sibh ar láimh, ná bígí ag fiafraí conas a labhróidh sibh nó go himníoch cad a déarfaidh sibh. Tabharfar daoibh, an uair sin féin, an rud a bheidh le rá agaibh, mar ní sibhse a bheidh ag caint: is é Spiorad bhur nAthar a bheidh ag caint ionaibh.
Tabharfaidh an deartháir a dheartháir féin suas chun báis, agus an t-athair a pháiste féin; éireoidh an chlann amach in aghaidh a dtuismitheoirí agus básóidh siad iad. Agus beidh fuath ag cách daoibh mar gheall ar m’ainmse. Ach an té a sheasfaidh amach go deireadh, sábhálfar é. Má bhítear sa tóir oraibh i gcathair áirithe teithigí go cathair eile. Deirim libh go fírinneach, sula mbeidh cathracha Iosrael siúlta agaibh, beidh Mac an Duine tagtha.
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