If I were a Poor Man!
| Lk 6:20|
First Reading1 CORINTHIANS 7:25-31
25Now concerning the unmarried, I have no command of the Lord, but I give my opinion as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy. 26I think that in view of the present distress it is well for a person to remain as he is. 27Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek marriage. 28But if you marry, you do not sin, and if a girl marries she does not sin. Yet those who marry will have worldly troubles, and I would spare you that. 29I mean, brethren, the appointed time has grown very short; from now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none, 30and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no goods, 31and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the form of this world is passing away.
Responsorial Psalm PSALMS 45:11-17
10Hear, O daughter, consider, and incline your ear; forget your people and your father’s house; 11and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him; 12the people of Tyre will sue your favor with gifts, the richest of the people 13with all kinds of wealth. The princess is decked in her chamber with gold-woven robes; 14in many-colored robes she is led to the king, with her virgin companions, her escort, in her train. 15With joy and gladness they are led along as they enter the palace of the king. 16Instead of your fathers shall be your sons; you will make them princes in all the earth.
Gospel LUKE 6:20-26
20And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21″Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you that weep now, for you shall laugh. 22″Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man! 23Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets. 24″But woe to you that are rich, for you have received your consolation. 25″Woe to you that are full now, for you shall hunger. “Woe to you that laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep. 26″Woe to you, when all men speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.