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13th DECEMBER, GOSPEL READING (MATTHEW 11:16-19)

13 Dec

THEY HEED NEITHER JOHN NOR THE SON OF MAN.

Jesus spoke to the crowds: “What description can I find for this generation? It is like children shouting to each other as they sit in the market place:
‘We played the pipes for you,
and you wouldn’t dance;
we sang dirges,
and you wouldn’t be mourners.’

“For John came, neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He is possessed.’ The Son of Man came, eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ Yet wisdom has been proved right by her actions.”

V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

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