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14/06/2022 Day 165

1 Kings 21:17-29; Matthew5:43-48


Tuesday in the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time, Year II
Readings on p. 949 and Antiphons on p. 938 of the Daily Missal.

Entrance Antiphon.

Hear my voice, O Lord, for I have called to you; be my help. Do not abandon or forsake me, O God, my Saviour!

 

First Reading: 1 Kings 21:17-29

A reading from the first Book of Kings.

(After the death of Naboth)
the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
“Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel,
who is in Samaria;
behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth,
where he has gone to take possession.
And you shall say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord,
“Have you killed, and also taken possession?”’
And you shall say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord:
“In the place where dogs licked up the blood of Naboth
shall dogs lick your own blood.”’”

Ahab said to Elijah,
“Have you found me, O my enemy?”

He answered, “I have found you
because you have sold yourself
to do what is evil in the sight of the Lord.
Behold, I will bring evil upon you;
I will utterly sweep you away,
and will cut off from Ahab every male, bond or free, in Israel;
and I will make your house
like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat,
and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah,
for the anger to which you have provoked me,
and because you have made Israel to sin.
And of Jezebel, the Lord also said,
‘The dogs shall eat Jezebel within the bounds of Jezreel.’
Anyone belonging to Ahab who dies in the city
the dogs shall eat,
and any one of his who dies in the open country
the birds of the air shall eat.”

(There was none who sold himself
to do what was evil in the sight of the Lord like Ahab,
whom Jezebel his wife incited.
He did very abominably in going after idols,
as the Amorites had done,
whom the Lord cast out before the people of Israel.)

And when Ahab heard those words,
he tore his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh,
and fasted and lay in sackcloth, and went about dejectedly.
And the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
“Have you seen how Ahab has humbled himself before me?
Because he has humbled himself before me,
I will not bring the evil in his days;
but in his son’s days I will bring the evil upon his house.”

The Word of the Lord.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 51:3-4.5-6ab.11 & 16 (R. see3a)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. Have mercy, O Lord, for we have sinned.

Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your merciful love;
according to your great compassion,
blot out my transgressions.
Wash me completely from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin.

My transgressions, truly I know them;
my sin is always before me.
Against you, you alone, have I sinned;
what is evil in your sight I have done.

Turn away your face from my sins,
and blot out all my guilt.
Rescue me from bloodshed, O God,
God of my salvation,
and then my tongue shall ring out your justice.

R/. Have mercy, O Lord, for we have sinned.

Please stand for the Gospel.

Alleluia, Alleluia.
A new commandment I give to you, says the Lord, that you love one another, even as I have loved you.
Alleluia.

 

 

 

 

 

Gospel: Matthew5:43-48

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

At that time:
Jesus said to his disciples,
“You have heard that it was said,
‘You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’
But I say to you,
Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
so that you may be children of your Father who is in heaven;
for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good,
and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
For if you love those who love you, what reward have you?
Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
And if you salute only your brothers and sisters,
what more are you doing than others?
Do not even the Gentiles do the same?
You, therefore, must be perfect,
as your heavenly Father is perfect.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon.

There is one thing I ask of the Lord, only this do I seek: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

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