Reading 1 Acts 14:5-18
There was an attempt in Iconium by both the Gentiles and the Jews,
together with their leaders, to attack and stone Paul and Barnabas. They realized it, and fled to
the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and to the surrounding countryside, where they continued to
proclaim the Good News.
At Lystra there was a crippled man, lame from birth, who
had never walked. He listened to Paul speaking, who looked intently at him, saw that he had
the faith to be healed, and called out in a loud voice, "Stand up straight on your feet." He jumped
up and began to walk about. When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they cried out in Lycaonian, "The gods have come down to us in human form." They called Barnabas "Zeus" and Paul "Hermes,"
because he was the chief speaker. And the priest of Zeus, whose temple was at the entrance to the
city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, for he together with the people intended to offer
The Apostles Barnabas and Paul tore their garments when they heard
this and rushed out into the crowd, shouting, "Men, why are you doing this? We are of the same
nature as you, human beings. We proclaim to you good news that you should turn from these
idols to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and all that is in them. In past
generations he allowed all Gentiles to go their own ways; yet, in bestowing his goodness, he did not
leave himself without witness, for he gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, and filled
you with nourishment and gladness for your hearts." Even with these words, they scarcely restrained
the crowds from offering sacrifice to them.
Responsorial Psalm Ps 115:1-2, 3-4, 15-16
R. (1ab) Not to us, O Lord, but to your name give the glory.
Not to us, O LORD, not to us
but to your name give glory
because of your
mercy, because of your truth.
Why should the pagans say,
"Where is their God?"
R. Not to
us, O Lord, but to your name give the glory.
Our God is in
whatever he wills, he does.
Their idols are silver and gold,
the handiwork of
R. Not to us, O Lord, but to your name give the glory.
May you be blessed by the LORD,
who made heaven and earth.
Heaven is the
heaven of the LORD,
but the earth he has given to the children of men.
R. Not to us, O
Lord, but to your name give the glory.
Gospel Jn 14:21-26
Jesus said to his disciples:
"Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the
one who loves me. Whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself
to him." Judas, not the Iscariot, said to him, "Master, then what happened that you will reveal
yourself to us and not to the world?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Whoever loves me will keep my
word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Whoever
does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father
who sent me.
"I have told you this while I am with you. The Advocate, the Holy
Spirit whom the Father will send in my name he will teach you everything and remind you
of all that I told you."