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3 December 2019 Catholic Mass Daily Bible Reading

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USCCB. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 10,21-24. Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden …More
USCCB. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 10,21-24.
Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him."
Turning to the disciples in private he said, "Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.
For I say to you, many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it."

Antony the Great (251-356)

Father of christian monasticism
Exhortations, nos. 2-3, 132-133, 137, 170 (The Philokalia; trans. G.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, Kallistos Ware)

"I bless you Father, Lord of heaven and earth" (Mt 11:25)
The truly intelligent person pursues one sole objective: to obey and conform to the God of all. With this single aim in view he disciplines his soul, and whatever he may encounter in the course of life, he gives thanks to God for the compass and depth of providential ordering of all things. For it is absurd to be grateful to doctors who give us bitter and unpleasant medicines to cure our bodies, and yet to be ungrateful to God for what appears to be harsh, not grasping that all we encounter is for our benefit in accordance with His providence. For knowledge of God and faith in Him is the salvation and perfection of the soul. (…) The unintelligent do not take this into account; they do not understand that things happen for our benefit, rightly and as they should, so that virtues may shine and we ourselves be crowned by God. (…) Only to ourselves does God listen. Only to us does God manifest Himself. God loves us and, wherever we may be, God is there too. Humans alone are counted worthy to worship God. For their sake God transforms Himself. For their sake God has created everything: earth and heaven and the beauty of the stars. They cultivate the earth for themselves; but if they fail to recognize how great, is God's providence, their souls lack all spiritual understanding. (…) On earth God has established birth and death; and in heaven, providence and necessity. All things were made for our sakes and for our salvation. Since God is not, himself, in need of any good thing, it was for us he created heaven, earth and the four elements, freely granting us the enjoyment of every blessing. (…) Thanksgiving of itself is more pleasing to God than any lavish sacrifice. To him be glory through all the ages. Amen.
Book of Isaiah 11,1-10.
On that day, a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom.
The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, A spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the LORD,
and his delight shall be the fear of the LORD. Not by appearance shall he judge, nor by hearsay …More
Book of Isaiah 11,1-10.
On that day, a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom.
The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, A spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the LORD,
and his delight shall be the fear of the LORD. Not by appearance shall he judge, nor by hearsay shall he decide,
But he shall judge the poor with justice, and decide aright for the land's afflicted. He shall strike the ruthless with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked.
Justice shall be the band around his waist, and faithfulness a belt upon his hips.
Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; The calf and the young lion shall browse together, with a little child to guide them.
The cow and the bear shall be neighbors, together their young shall rest; the lion shall eat hay like the ox.
The baby shall play by the cobra's den, and the child lay his hand on the adder's lair.
There shall be no harm or ruin on all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be filled with knowledge of the LORD, as water covers the sea.
On that day, The root of Jesse, set up as a signal for the nations, The Gentiles shall seek out, for his dwelling shall be glorious.

Psalms 72(71),1-2.7-8.12-13.17.
O God, with your judgment endow the king,
and with your justice, the king's son;
He shall govern your people with justice
and your afflicted ones with judgment.

Justice shall flower in his days,
and profound peace, till the moon be no more.
May he rule from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.

For he shall rescue the poor when he cries out,
And the afflicted when he has no one to help him.
He shall have pity for the lowly and the poor;
The lives of the poor he shall save.

May his name be blessed forever;
As long as the sun his name shall remain.
In him shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed;
All the nations shall proclaim his happiness.