domingo, 30 de agosto de 2015

Reading from the Gospel, Monday August 31 (click here)

Liturgical day: Monday August 31
 Gospel (Lk 4, 16-30): At that time Jesus went to Nazareth, where he had grown up and, as usual, went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah and opened the book and found the place where it was written: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach to the poor the Good News, he has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. "

He rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. In the synagogue all eyes were fixed on him And he began to say to them. "Today this scripture that you just heard is fulfilled." All spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, "Is not this the son of Joseph?". He said, "Surely I going to say the saying:" Physician, heal thyself. ' Everything we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in your country. " He added: "Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in his homeland. I tell you truly there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine throughout the country; and none of them was Elias sent but to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon. And many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was cleansed but Naaman the Syrian. "

Hearing these things, all in the synagogue were filled with rage; and they rose up and put him out of the city, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, to cast him down headlong. But he passing through the midst of them, went away.

  Your brother in Christ, Father Santiago