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TODAY’S GOSPEL READING (LUKE 11:29-32)

(Week 28 of the year: Monday)

THE ONLY SIGN GIVEN TO THIS GENERATION IS THE SIGN OF JONAH.

The crowds got even bigger and Jesus addressed them, “This is a wicked generation; it is asking for a sign. The only sign it will be given is the sign of Jonah. For just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.

On Judgement day the Queen of the South will rise up with the men of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and there is something greater than Solomon here. On Judgement day the men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation and condemn it, because when Jonah preached they repented; and there is something greater than Jonah here.”

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

 
 

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TODAY’S BIBLE READING (NAHUM 2:1, 3; 3:1-3, 6-7)

WOE TO THE CITY SOAKED IN BLOOD.

See, over the mountains the messenger hurries!
“Peace!” he proclaims.
Judah, celebrate your feasts,
carry out your vows,
for Belial will never pass through you again;
he is utterly annihilated.
Yes, the Lord is restoring the vineyard of Jacob
and the vineyard of Israel.
For the plunderers had plundered them,
they had broken off their branches.
Woe to the city soaked in blood,
full of lies,
stuffed with booty,
whose plunderings know no end!
The crack of the whip!
The rumble of wheels!
Galloping horse,
jolting chariot,
charging cavalry,
flash of swords,
gleam of spears…
a mass of wounded,
hosts of dead,
countless corpses;
they stumble over the dead.
I am going to pelt you with filth,
shame you, make you a public show.
And all who look on you
will turn their backs on you and say,
“Niniveh is a ruin.”
Could anyone pity her?
Where can I find anyone to comfort her?

V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

 

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