Daily Gospel (1454)
Gospel: Luke 6:12-16
At this time, Jesus went out in to the hills to pray, spending the whole night in prayer with God.
When day came, he called his disciples to him, and chose twelve of them, whom he called ‘apostles’:
Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew; Matthew and Thomas;
James son of Alpheus and Simon called the Zealot; Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who would be the traitor.
Gospel: Luke 13:18-21
And Jesus continued, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to?
Imagine a person who has taken a mustard seed, and planted it in his garden.
The seed has grown, and become like a small tree, so that the birds of the air shelter in its branches.”
And Jesus said again, “What is the kingdom of God like? Imagine a woman who has taken yeast,
Gospel: Luke 13:10-17
Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on the Sabbath and a crippled woman was there.
An evil spirit had kept her bent for eighteen years, so that she could not straighten up at all.
On seeing her, Jesus called her and said, “Woman, you are freed from your infirmity.”
Then he laid his hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight and praised God.
Gospel: Matthew 22:34-40
When the Pharisees heard how Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they assembled together.
One of them, a lawyer, questioned him to test him, “Teacher, which commandment of the law is the greatest?”
Jesus answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
This is the first and the most important of the commandments. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Gospel: Luke 13:1-9
One day, some people told Jesus what had occurred in the temple: Pilate had had Galileans killed,
and their blood mingled with the blood of their sacrifices. Jesus asked them, “Do you think that these
Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered this? No, I tell you.
But unless you change your ways, you will all perish, as they did. And those eighteen persons in Siloah,
Gospel: Luke 12:54-59
Jesus said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once,
‘A shower is coming’; and so it happens. And when the wind blows from the south, you say, ‘It will be hot’; and so it is.
You superficial people! You understand the signs of the earth and the sky, but you don’t understand the present times.
And why do you not judge for yourselves what is fit? When you go with your accuser before the court, try to settle the
Gospel: Luke 12:49-53
I have come to bring fire upon the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!
But I have a baptism to undergo, and what anguish I feel until it is finished!
Do you think that I have come to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.
From now on, in one house five will be divided: three against two, and two against three.
Gospel: Luke 12:39-48
Pay attention to this: If the master of the house had known at what time the thief would come,
he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man will come at an hour you do not expect.”
Peter said, “Lord, did you tell this parable only for us, or for everyone?” And the Lord replied,
“Imagine, then, the wise and faithful steward, whom the master sets over his other servants, to give them wheat at the proper time.
Gospel: Luke 12:35-38
Be ready, dressed for service, and keep your lamps lit, like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding.
As soon as he comes and knocks, they will open the door to him. Happy are those servants whom the master finds wide-awake when he comes.
Truly, I tell you, he will put on an apron, and have them sit at table, and he will wait on them. Happy are those servants,
if he finds them awake when he comes at midnight or daybreak!
Gospel: Luke 12:13-21
Someone in the crowd spoke to Jesus, “Master, tell my brother to share with me the family inheritance.”
He replied, “My friend, who has appointed me as your judge or your attorney?”
Then Jesus said to the people, “Be on your guard and avoid every kind of greed, for even though you have many possessions,
it is not that which gives you life.”
Gospel: Matthew 22:15-21
The Pharisees went away, considering how they could trap Jesus by his own words. They sent to him their disciples, along with members of Herod’s party,
saying, “Master, we know that you are an honest man, and truly teach God’s way. You are not influenced by others, nor are you afraid of anyone.
So tell us what you think: is it against the law to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” But Jesus understood their evil intentions, and said to them,
“Hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? Show me the coin with which you pay taxes.” They showed him a silver coin, and Jesus said to them,
Gospel: Luke 12:8-12
I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before people, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God.
But the one who denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God. There will be pardon for the one who criticizes the Son of Man,
but there will be no pardon for the one who slanders the Holy Spirit. When you are brought before the synagogues, and before governors and rulers,
don’t worry about how you will defend yourself, or what to say; for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you have to say.”
Gospel: Luke 12:1-7
Meanwhile, such a numerous crowd had gathered that they crushed one another.
Then Jesus spoke to his disciples in this way, “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees,
which is hypocrisy. Nothing is covered that will not be uncovered; or hidden, that will not be made known.
Whatever you have said in darkness will be heard in daylight, and what you have whispered in hidden places, will be proclaimed from housetops.
Gospel: Luke 11:47-54
A curse is on you, for you build monuments to the prophets your ancestors killed.
So you approve and agree with what your ancestors did. Is it not so? They got rid of the prophets,
and you build monuments to them! For that reason the wisdom of God also said:
I will send prophets and apostles and these people will kill and persecute some of them.