Wednesday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time
Luke 14: 25-33
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Reading 1 Philippians 2: 12-18
My beloved, obedient as you have
always been, not only when I am
present but all the more now when I am absent, work out your salvation with fear and trembling. For God is the one who, for his good
purpose, works in you both to desire
and to work. Do everything without
grumbling or questioning, that you
may be blameless and innocent,
children of God without blemish in the midst of a
crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine like lights in the world, as you
hold on to the word of life, so that my boast for the day of Christ may be that I did not
run in vain or labor in vain. But, even if I am poured out as a libation upon the
sacrificial service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with all of you. In the same
way you also should rejoice and share your joy with me.
Psalm 27: 1, 4, 13-14
(1a) The Lord is my light and
LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom should I fear?
The LORD is my life's refuge;
of whom should I be afraid?
R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.
thing I ask of the LORD;
this I seek:
To dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
That I may gaze on the loveliness of the LORD
and contemplate his
R. The Lord is my light and
I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD
in the land of the
Wait for the
LORD with courage;
be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD.
Lord is my light and my salvation.
Gospel Lk 14: 25-33
Great crowds were traveling with
Jesus, and he turned and addressed
them, "If anyone comes to me without
hating his father and mother, wife
and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot
be my disciple. Whoever does not
carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.
you wishing to construct a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there is enough for its completion? Otherwise, after laying the
foundation and finding himself
unable to finish the work the
onlookers should laugh at him and say, 'This one began to build but did not have the resources to finish.' Or what king marching into battle would not first sit
down and decide whether with ten
thousand troops he can successfully
oppose another king advancing upon
him with twenty thousand troops? But
if not, while he is still far away, he will send a delegation to ask for peace terms. In the same way, everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple."
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