Daily Readings

Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Readings for the Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church Reading I 2 Sm 5:1-7, 10 All the tribes of Israel came to David in Hebron and said: “Here we are, your bone and your flesh. In days past, when Saul was our king,  it was you who led the children of Israel out and brought them back. And the LORD said to you, ‘You shall shepherd my people Israel  and shall be commander of Israel.’” When all the elders of Israel came to David in Hebron,  King David made an agreement with them there before the LORD,  and they anointed him king of Israel. David was thirty years old when he became king,  and he reigned for forty years:  seven years and six months in Hebron over Judah,  and thirty-three years in Jerusalem over all Israel and Judah. Then the king and his men set out for Jerusalem  against the Jebusites who inhabited the region. David was told, “You cannot enter here:  the blind and the lame will drive you away!”  which was their way of saying, “David cannot enter here.” But David did take the stronghold of Zion, which is the City of David.  David grew steadily more powerful, for the LORD of hosts was with him. Responsorial Psalm 89:20, 21-22, 25-26 R.        (25a)  My faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him. Once you spoke in a vision,             and to your faithful ones you said: “On a champion I have placed a crown;             over the people I have set a youth.” R.        My faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him. “I have found David, my servant;             with my holy oil I have anointed him, That my hand may be always with him,             and that my arm may make him strong.” R.        My faithfulness and my…