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Readings of the Day: Monday of the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday, 28 September 2020

Reading for the Day
Job 1:6-22

  • 6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.
  • 7 The LORD said to Satan, "Whence have you come?" Satan answered the LORD, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it."
  • 8 And the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?"
  • 9 Then Satan answered the LORD, "Does Job fear God for nought?
  • 10 Hast thou not put a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
  • 11 But put forth thy hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse thee to thy face."
  • 12 And the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, all that he has is in your power; only upon himself do not put forth your hand." So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.
  • 13 Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house;
  • 14 and there came a messenger to Job, and said, "The oxen were plowing and the asses feeding beside them;
  • 15 and the Sabe'ans fell upon them and took them, and slew the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you."
  • 16 While he was yet speaking, there came another, and said, "The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; and I alone have escaped to tell you."
  • 17 While he was yet speaking, there came another, and said, "The Chalde'ans formed three companies, and made a raid upon the camels and took them, and slew the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you."
  • 18 While he was yet speaking, there came another, and said, "Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house;
  • 19 and behold, a great wind came across the wilderness, and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young people, and they are dead; and I alone have escaped to tell you."
  • 20 Then Job arose, and rent his robe, and shaved his head, and fell upon the ground, and worshiped.
  • 21 And he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return; the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD."
  • 22 In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.


Responsorial psalm
Psalms 17:1-3, 6-7

Response: Incline your ear to me and hear my word.

  • 1 Hear a just cause, O LORD; attend to my cry! Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!
  • 2 From thee let my vindication come! Let thy eyes see the right!  R
  • 3 If thou triest my heart, if thou visitest me by night, if thou testest me, thou wilt find no wickedness in me; my mouth does not transgress.
  • 6 I call upon thee, for thou wilt answer me, O God; incline thy ear to me, hear my words.  R
  • 7 Wondrously show thy steadfast love, O savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at thy right hand.


Gospel for the Day
Luke 9:46-50

  • 46 And an argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest.
  • 47 But when Jesus perceived the thought of their hearts, he took a child and put him by his side,
  • 48 and said to them, "Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me; for he who is least among you all is the one who is great."
  • 49 John answered, "Master, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he does not follow with us."
  • 50 But Jesus said to him, "Do not forbid him; for he that is not against you is for you."
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