Thursday of the First week of Advent

Saint Matthew 7:21.24-27
by Daily Gospel | Source: Daily Gospel

Book of Isaiah 26:1-6. 
On that day they will sing this song in the land of Judah: "A strong city have we; he sets up walls and ramparts to protect us. 
Open up the gates to let in a nation that is just, one that keeps faith. 
A nation of firm purpose you keep in peace; in peace, for its trust in you." 
Trust in the LORD forever! For the LORD is an eternal Rock. 
He humbles those in high places, and the lofty city he brings down; He tumbles it to the ground, levels it with the dust. 
It is trampled underfoot by the needy, by the footsteps of the poor. 

Psalms 118(117):1.8-9.19-21.25-27a. 

Give thanks to the LORD, who is good, whose love endures forever. 
Better to take refuge in the LORD than to put one's trust in mortals. 
Better to take refuge in the LORD than to put one's trust in princes. 
Open the gates of victory; I will enter and thank the LORD. 

This is the LORD'S own gate, where the victors enter. 
I thank you for you answered me; you have been my savior. 
LORD, grant salvation! LORD, grant good fortune! 
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD. We bless you from the LORD'S house. 

The LORD is God and has given us light. Join in procession with leafy branches up to the horns of the altar. 

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 7:21.24-27. 

Jesus said to his disciples: «Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. 
Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.
The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock. 
And everyone who listens to these words of mine but does not act on them will be like a fool who built his house on sand. 
The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. And it collapsed and was completely ruined." 






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