Monday, 29th Week of Ordinary Time, Year II
Readings on p.1378 of Daily Missal
To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God; turn your ear to me; hear my words. Guard me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.
First Reading: Ephesians 2:1-10
A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians
Brothers and sisters: And you he made alive, when you were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the people of disobedience. Among these we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of body and mind, and so we were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of humankind. But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God -not because of works, lest any person should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
The word of the Lord.
Responsorial psalm: Psalm 100:1-18.104.22.168
R R./ The Lord made us; we belong to him.
Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Serve the Lord with gladness.
Come before him, singing for joy.
Know that he, the Lord, is God.
He made us; we belong to him.
We are hid people, the sheep of his flock.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with songs of praise.
Give thanks to him and bless his name.
Indeed, how good is the Lord,
eternal his merciful love.
He is faithful from age to age.
R./ The Lord made us; we belong to him.
Alleluia, Alleluia. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Alleluia.
Gospel: Luke 12:13-21
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke
At that time: One of the multitude said to Jesus, “Teacher, bid my brothers and sisters divide their inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “People, who made me a judge or divider over you?” And he said to them, “Take heed, and beware of all covetousness; for a person’s life does not consist in the abundance of their possessions.” And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich person brought forth plentifully; and they thought to themselves, ‘What shall we do, for we have nowhere to store our crops?’ And he said, ‘We will do this: we will pull down our barns, and build larger ones; and there we will store all our grain and our goods. And we will say to our souls, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to them, ‘Fool! This night your souls are required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So are they who lay up treasure for themselves, and is not rich toward God.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
Behold the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, who hope in his merciful love, to rescue their souls from death, to keep them alive in famine.