Bible Diary for September 9th – 15th

Bible Diary

September 9th

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

1st Reading: Is 35:4-7a:
Say to those who are afraid: “Have courage, do not fear. See, your God comes, demanding justice. He is the God who rewards, the God who comes to save you.“
Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unsealed. Then will the lame leap as a hart and the tongue of the dumb sing and shout.
For water will break out in the wilderness and streams gush forth from the desert. The thirsty ground will become a pool, the arid land springs of water.
In the haunts where once reptiles lay, grass will grow with reeds and rushes.

Bible Diary for September 2nd – 8th

Bible Diary

September 2nd

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

1st Reading: Dt 4:1-2, 6-8:
And now, Israel, listen to the norms and laws which I teach that you may put them into practice. And you will live and enter and take possession of the land which Yahweh, the God of your fathers, gives you. Do not add anything to what I command you nor take anything away from it. But keep the commandments of Yahweh, your God, as I command you. If you observe and practice them, other peoples will regard you as wise and intelligent.

Bible Diary for August 26th – September 1st

Bible Diary

August 26th

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

1st Reading: Jos 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b:
Joshua summoned all the tribes of Israel in Shechem, and assembled the elders, leaders, judges and secretaries. And together they presented themselves before God. Addressing the people, Joshua said to them: “Yahweh, the God of Israel, commands me to say to you: Your ancestors lived beyond the Eu phrates River — Terah the father of Abraham and Nahor — serving other gods.
But if you do not want to serve Yahweh, make known this very day whom you shall serve — whether they be the gods your ancestors served in Mesopotamia or the gods of the Amorites who formerly occupied the land in which you now live. As for me, I and my household will serve Yahweh.“ The people answered: “May God not permit that we ever abandon Yahweh to serve other gods! For it was he who brought us and our ancestors out of Egypt, the house of slavery. It was he who did those great wonders that we have seen; he protected us on the way and through all the land where we passed.

Bible Diary for August 19th – 25th

Bible Diary

August 19th

20th Sunday in Ordinary time

1st Reading: Pro 9:1-6:
Wisdom has built her house set upon seven pillars; she has slaughtered her beasts, prepared her wine and laid her table. Next, she sent her servants to call from the central square of the city, “Pass by here, you who are fools.“
To the senseless she says, “Come, eat and drink of the bread and wine I have prepared. Give up your foolishness and you will live; take the straight path of discernment.“

Bible Diary for August 12th – 18th

Bible Diary

August 12th

19th Sunday in Ordinary time

1st Reading: 1 KN 19:4-8:
He himself disappeared into the desert going on a day‘s journey. Then he sat down under a broom tree and prayed to die, “That is enough, Yahweh, take away my life for I am dying.“ He lay down and went to sleep under the broom tree. Then an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.“ Elijah looked and saw, at his head, a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water. He ate and drank, and went back to sleep.
The angel of Yahweh came a second time to him, saying, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too long for you.“ He got up, ate and drank, and on the strength of that food, he traveled for forty days and forty nights to Horeb, the mount of God.