Readings for Mass
First Reading: Joel 4:12-21
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12
Gospel: Luke 11:27-28
While he was saying this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, ‘Blessed is the womb that bore you and the breasts that nursed you!’ But he said, ‘Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it (NRSV, Luke 11:27-28)!’
Let us pray.
Father, as important as blood relations are, what really binds us together as family is your life shared among us. May we not only listen to your Word ever present to us but may we accept the challenge to receive your life into our own and to grow in it at every moment.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.