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31 July 2020 Catholic Mass Daily Bible Reading

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USCCB. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 13,54-58. Jesus came to his native place and taught the people in their synagogue. They were astonished and said, "Where did this man …More
USCCB. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 13,54-58.

Jesus came to his native place and taught the people in their synagogue. They were astonished and said, "Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds?
Is he not the carpenter's son? Is not his mother named Mary and his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas?
Are not his sisters all with us? Where did this man get all this?"
And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and in his own house."
And he did not work many mighty deeds there because of their lack of faith.


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Saint Augustine (354-430)
Bishop of Hippo (North Africa) and Doctor of the Church
Sermon 51, §19.30


"Is he not the carpenter's son? "
The Lord Jesus’s response: “Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house ?" (Lk 2:49) does not state that God is his Father in order to affirm that Joseph is not. How are we to prove this? With Scripture, which continues (…): “He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them” (v. 51). To whom was he obedient? Wasn’t it to his parents? So both of them were his parents. (…) They were his parents in time and God was his Father from all eternity. They were the parents of the Son of man; the Father, of the Word and his Wisdom (1Cor 1:24), the power by which he created all things. (…)
And so don’t be surprised that the evangelists give us the genealogy of Jesus through Joseph rather than Mary (Mt 1:1 ; Lk 3:23). If Mary became mother apart from the desire of the flesh, Joseph became father apart from any carnal union. Therefore he is able to be the point of departure for the Savior’s genealogy even though he is not his father according to the flesh. His great purity only confirms his paternity. His wife, Mary, wished to put his name in first place: “See, your father and I have been searching for you with great anxiety” (Lk 2:48) (…)
If Mary bore the Savior apart from the laws of nature, the Holy Spirit was also at work in Joseph and therefore working equally in both of them. “Joseph was a just man,” says Matthew the evangelist (1:19). The husband was just, his wife was just: the Holy Spirit rested upon both these just people and gave a son to both of them.
Irapuato
Book of Jeremiah 26,1-9.
In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim, son of Josiah, king of Judah, this message came from the LORD:
Thus says the LORD: Stand in the court of the house of the LORD and speak to the people of all the cities of Judah who come to worship in the house of the LORD; whatever I command you, tell them, and omit nothing.
Perhaps they will listen and turn back, each from …More
Book of Jeremiah 26,1-9.
In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim, son of Josiah, king of Judah, this message came from the LORD:
Thus says the LORD: Stand in the court of the house of the LORD and speak to the people of all the cities of Judah who come to worship in the house of the LORD; whatever I command you, tell them, and omit nothing.
Perhaps they will listen and turn back, each from his evil way, so that I may repent of the evil I have planned to inflict upon them for their evil deeds.
Say to them: Thus says the LORD: If you disobey me, not living according to the law I placed before you
and not listening to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I send you constantly though you do not obey them,
I will treat this house like Shiloh, and make this the city which all the nations of the earth shall refer to when cursing another.
Now the priests, the prophets, and all the people heard Jeremiah speak these words in the house of the LORD.
When Jeremiah finished speaking all that the LORD bade him speak to all the people, the priests and prophets laid hold of him, crying, "You must be put to death!
Why do you prophesy in the name of the LORD: 'This house shall be like Shiloh,' and 'This city shall be desolate and deserted'?" And all the people gathered about Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.

Psalms 69(68),5.8-10.14.
Those outnumber the hairs of my head
who hate me without cause.
Too many for my strength
are they who wrongfully are my enemies.
Must I restore what I did not steal?

Since for your sake I bear insult,
and shame covers my face.
I have become an outcast to my brothers,
a stranger to my mother's sons,
because zeal for your house consumes me,
and the insults of those who blaspheme you fall upon me.

But I pray to you, O LORD,
for the time of your favor, O God!
In your great kindness answer me
with your constant help.