Reading 1 Job 38: 1, 12-21; 40:
The LORD addressed Job out of the storm and said: Have you ever in your lifetime
commanded the morning and shown the dawn its place. For taking hold of the ends of the earth, till
the wicked are shaken from its surface? The earth is changed as is clay by the seal, and dyed as
though it were a garment; But from the wicked the light is withheld, and the arm of pride is
shattered. Have you entered into the sources of the sea, or walked about in the depths of the abyss?
Have the gates of death been shown to you, or have you seen the gates of darkness? Have you
comprehended the breadth of the earth? Tell me, if you know all:Which is the way to the dwelling
place of light, and where is the abode of darkness, That you may take them to their boundaries and
set them on their homeward paths? You know, because you were born before them, and the number of
your years is great! Then Job answered the LORD and said: Behold, I am of little account; what can I
answer you? I put my hand over my mouth. Though I have spoken once, I will not do so again; though
twice, I will do so no more.
Psalm 139: 1-3, 7-8, 9-10, 13-14ab
R. (24b) Guide me,
Lord, along the everlasting way.
O LORD, you have probed me and you know me; you know when I
sit and when I stand; you understand my thoughts from afar. My journeys and my rest you scrutinize,
with all my ways you are familiar.
R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
can I go from your spirit? From your presence where can I flee? If I go up to the heavens, you are
there; if I sink to the nether world, you are present there.
R. Guide me, Lord, along the
If I take the wings of the dawn, if I settle at the farthest limits of the
sea, Even there your hand shall guide me, and your right hand hold me fast.
R. Guide me, Lord,
along the everlasting way.
Truly you have formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's
womb. I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made; wonderful are your works.
Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
Gospel Luke 10: 13-16
Jesus said to
them, "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty deeds done in your midst
had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. as for you,
Capernaum, 'Will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to the netherworld.' And Whoever
listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one
who sent me."