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01 October 2020 Catholic Mass Daily Bible Reading

Irapuato
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USCCB. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 10,1-12. The Lord Jesus appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. He …More
USCCB. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 10,1-12.

The Lord Jesus appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit.
He said to them, "The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.
Go on your way; behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves.
Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals; and greet no one along the way.
Into whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace to this household.'
If a peaceful person lives there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.
Stay in the same house and eat and drink what is offered to you, for the laborer deserves his payment. Do not move about from one house to another.
Whatever town you enter and they welcome you, eat what is set before you,
cure the sick in it and say to them, 'The kingdom of God is at hand for you.'"
Whatever town you enter and they do not receive you, go out into the streets and say,
'The dust of your town that clings to our feet, even that we shake off against you.' Yet know this: the kingdom of God is at hand.
I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom on that day than for that town.


Copyright © Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, USCCB

Blessed Columba Marmion (1858-1923)
Abbot
The Opus Dei, means of union with God (Christ the Ideal of the Monk, pub. Sands & Co., 1934; pp. 324, 325; rev.)


"Pray the lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest" (Lk 10:2)
As the ages succeed one another, Christ leaves his Bride to accomplish a part of the prayer that he recited when on the point of offering his sacrifice. Although this prayer is of infinite efficacy, Our Lord wills us to join our own to it. One day, our Divine Savior, casting his gaze upon the multitude of souls to be redeemed, said to his apostles whom he was about to send to preach the gospel: "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest" (Lk 10:2). The apostles might have replied: "Lord, why are you telling us to pray? Doesn't your own prayer suffice?" No, it does not suffice. "You, too, pray." Christ Jesus chooses to have need of our prayers as of those of the apostles.
Let us think, at the moments when we are recollecting ourselves (…), that from the depth of the tabernacle, Christ is about to say to us: "Lend me your lips and hearts that I may prolong my prayer here below while in heaven I offer my merits to the Father. Prayer first of all: the laborers will only come afterwards, and their work will only bear fruit in the measure that my Father, attentive to your prayer, which is mine, will pour down the heavenly dew of his grace upon earth."
Remembering the sacrifice for the redemption of the whole world, and feeling herself strong in the very strength of the Savior, the Church lets her motherly gaze travel over the divers series of souls who have need of help from on high, and she offers special supplications for each. Let us imitate this example of our mother and approach God with confidence, for at this moment we are the mouth of the whole Church.
Irapuato
Book of Job 19,21-27.
Pity me, pity me, O you my friends, for the hand of God has struck me!
Why do you hound me as though you were divine, and insatiably prey upon me?
Oh, would that my words were written down! Would that they were inscribed in a record:
That with an iron chisel and with lead they were cut in the rock forever!
But as for me, I know that my Vindicator lives, and that he will …
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Book of Job 19,21-27.
Pity me, pity me, O you my friends, for the hand of God has struck me!
Why do you hound me as though you were divine, and insatiably prey upon me?
Oh, would that my words were written down! Would that they were inscribed in a record:
That with an iron chisel and with lead they were cut in the rock forever!
But as for me, I know that my Vindicator lives, and that he will at last stand forth upon the dust;
And from my flesh I shall see God; my inmost being is consumed with longing.
Whom I myself shall see: my own eyes, not another's, shall behold him,

Psalms 27(26),7-8a.8b-9abc.13-14.
Hear, O LORD, the sound of my call;
Have pity on me, and answer me.
Of you my heart speaks; you my glance seeks.

Your presence, O LORD, I seek.
Hide not your face from me;
do not in anger repel your servant.
You are my helper: cast me not off.

I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD
in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD with courage;
be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD.