Daily Readings

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Am 6:1a, 4-7 Thus says the LORD the God of hosts: Woe to the complacent in Zion! Lying upon beds of ivory, stretched comfortably on their couches, they eat lambs taken from the flock, and calves from the stall! Improvising to the music of the harp, like David, they devise their own accompaniment. They drink wine from bowls and anoint themselves with the best oils; yet they are not made ill by the collapse of Joseph! Therefore, now they shall be the first to go into exile, and their wanton revelry shall be done away with. Responsorial Psalm Ps 146:7, 8-9, 9-10 R. (1b) Praise the Lord, my soul! or: R. Alleluia. Blessed is he who keeps faith forever,  secures justice for the oppressed,  gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets captives free. R. Praise the Lord, my soul! or: R. Alleluia. The LORD gives sight to the blind;  the LORD raises up those who were bowed down. The LORD loves the just;  the LORD protects strangers. R. Praise the Lord, my soul! or: R. Alleluia. The fatherless and the widow he sustains,  but the way of the wicked he thwarts. The LORD shall reign forever;  your God, O Zion, through all generations. Alleluia. R. Praise the Lord, my soul! or: R. Alleluia. Reading 2 1 Tm 6:11-16 But you, man of God, pursue righteousness,devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness. Compete well for the faith. Lay hold of eternal life, to which you were calledwhen you made the noble confession in the presence of many witnesses.I charge you before God, who gives life to all things,and before Christ Jesus,who gave testimony under Pontius Pilate for the noble confession,to keep the commandment without stain or reproachuntil the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christthat the blessed and only rulerwill make manifest at the proper time,the King of kings and Lord of…