Thursday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time
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Reading 1 1 Kgs 18:41-46
Elijah said to
Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain."
So Ahab went up to eat and
drink, while Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, crouched down to the earth, and put his head
between his knees.
"Climb up and look out to sea," he directed his servant, who went up and
looked, but reported, "There is nothing." Seven times he said, "Go, look again!"
seventh time the youth reported, "There is a cloud as small as a man's hand rising from the sea."
Elijah said, "Go and say to Ahab, 'Harness up and leave the mountain before the rain stops
In a trice the sky grew dark with clouds and wind, and a heavy rain fell. Ahab mounted his
chariot and made for Jezreel.
But the hand of the LORD was on Elijah, who girded up his clothing
and ran before Ahab
as far as the approaches to Jezreel.
Ps 65:10, 11,
R. (2a) It is right to praise you in Zion, O God.
have visited the land and watered it;
greatly have you enriched it.
watercourses are filled;
you have prepared the grain.
R. It is right to praise you
in Zion, O God.
Thus have you prepared the land:
drenching its furrows, breaking up
Softening it with showers,blessing its yield.
R. It is right to praise you in
Zion, O God.
You have crowned the year with your bounty,
and your paths overflow
with a rich harvest;
The untilled meadows overflow with it,
and rejoicing clothes the
R. It is right to praise you in Zion, O God.
Jesus said to his disciples: "I tell you, unless your righteousness
surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven.
have heard that it was said to your ancestors, You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable
But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment,
and whoever says to his brother, 'Raqa,' will be answerable to the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, "You
fool," will be liable to fiery Gehenna.
Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and
there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go
first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
your opponent quickly while on the way to court with him. Otherwise your opponent will hand you over
to the judge, and the judge will hand you over to the guard, and you will be thrown into
Amen, I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny."