The Word This Week

Both first reading and Gospel today invite us to be “down to earth” about the Law of God. It’s very easy to become an “expert in religion” – knowing all the right answers, remembering all the right quotes, and so on. But for Moses and for Jesus, if God’s Law is to be kept anywhere, it must be in our hearts and in our everyday lives. We are not to be concerned with keeping our eyes fixed on heaven, if it means that we cannot see the poor man at our feet.

Today’s Scripture (Psalter: Week 3)

Deuteronomy 30: 10 –14
The Word is very near to you for your observance.
Response: Psalm 18
The law of the Lord is perfect,
it revives the soul.
The rule of the Lord is to be trusted,
it gives wisdom to the simple.

The precepts of the Lord are right,
they gladden the heart.
The command of the Lord is clear,
it gives light to the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is holy,
abiding forever.
The decrees of the Lord are truth
and all of them just.

They are more to be desired than gold,
than the purest of gold
and sweeter are they than honey,
than honey from the comb.

Colossians 1: 15 – 20
All things were created through Christ and for him.
Acclamation for the Gospel:
Alleluia, Alleluia. Alleluia!
Your words are spirit, Lord,
and they are life:
you have the message of eternal life.
Alleluia, Alleluia. Alleluia!

Luke 10: 25 – 37
Who is my neighbour?

Prayer of the Faithful: R/. Lord, revive our soul.

Read Today’s Readings on Catholic Online.