Nov. 3: Saturday of the 30th Week in Ordinary time, Year I

William Blake, Abraham and Isaac.

Readings for Mass
First Reading: Romans 11:1-2, 11-12, 25-29
Responsorial Psalm: 94:12-13, 14-15, 17-18
Gospel: Luke 14:1, 7-11

I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin (NRSV, Romans 11:1b).

Let us pray.

Father, of all peoples, Israel was the first to recognize you as God. Paul claimed to be a blood descendant of Abraham but also a descendant in faith. Everyone who accepts your life into their own is daughter and son to you and descendant of Abraham even as was Isaac. May we recognize each other, all of humanity, as sister and brother, and all of us, therefore, with Abraham, as your children. May your life and love fill us all and bring us as one family to eternity with you our only true father.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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