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TODAY’S GOSPEL READING (MATTHEW 23:27-32)

27 Aug

YOU ARE THE SONS OF THOSE WHO MURDERED THE PROPHETS.

Jesus said, “Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You who are like whitewashed tombs that look handsome on the outside, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every kind of corruption. In the same way you appear to people from the outside like good honest men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

“Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You who build the sepulchres of the prophets and decorate the tombs of holy men, saying, ‘We would never have joined in shedding the blood of the prophets, had we lived in our fathers’ day.’ So! Your own evidence tells against you! You are the sons of those who murdered the prophets! Very well then, finish off the work that your fathers began.”

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

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