Daily Readings

Wednesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Rom 6:12-18 Brothers and sisters:Sin must not reign over your mortal bodiesso that you obey their desires.And do not present the parts of your bodies to sinas weapons for wickedness,but present yourselves to God as raised from the dead to lifeand the parts of your bodies to Godas weapons for righteousness. For sin is not to have any power over you,since you are not under the law but under grace.What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the lawbut under grace?  Of course not!Do you not know that if you present yourselvesto someone as obedient slaves,you are slaves of the one you obey,either of sin, which leads to death,or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?But thanks be to God that, although you were once slaves of sin,you have become obedient from the heartto the pattern of teaching to which you were entrusted.Freed from sin, you have become slaves of righteousness. Responsorial Psalm Ps 124:1b-3, 4-6, 7-8 R.(8a) Our help is in the name of the Lord.Had not the LORD been with us, let Israel say, had not the LORD been with us–When men rose up against us,then would they have swallowed us alive;When their fury was inflamed against us.R. Our help is in the name of the Lord.Then would the waters have overwhelmed us;The torrent would have swept over us;over us then would have swept the raging waters.Blessed be the LORD, who did not leave us a prey to their teeth.R. Our help is in the name of the Lord.We were rescued like a birdfrom the fowlers’ snare;Broken was the snare,and we were freed.Our help is in the name of the LORD,who made heaven and earth.R. Our help is in the name of the Lord. Alleluia Mt 24:42a, 44 R. Alleluia, alleluia.Stay awake!For you do not…