23 Sept | Enough! | Pr 30:7-9| Contentment


Pro 30:7-9


First Reading – Proverbs 30:5-9 

Give me neither riches nor poverty, only my share

Every word of God is unalloyed,

he is the shield of those who take refuge in him.

To his words make no addition,

lest he reprove you and know you for a fraud.

Two things I beg of you,

do not grudge me them before I die:

keep falsehood and lies far from me,

give me neither poverty nor riches,

grant me only my share of bread to eat,

for fear that surrounded by plenty, I should fall away

and say, ‘the Lord – who is the Lord?’

or else, in destitution, take to stealing

and profane the name of my God.


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 118(119):28,72,89,101,104,163 

Your word is a lamp for my steps, O Lord.

My soul pines away with grief;

by your word raise me up.

The law from your mouth means more to me

than silver and gold.

Your word is a lamp for my steps, O Lord.

Your word, O Lord, for ever

stands firm in the heavens:

I turn my feet from evil paths

to obey your word.

Your word is a lamp for my steps, O Lord.

I gain understanding from your precepts

and so I hate false ways.

Lies I hate and detest

but your law is my love.

Your word is a lamp for my steps, O Lord.


Gospel – Luke 9:1-6 

‘Take nothing for the journey’

Jesus called the Twelve together and gave them power and authority over all devils and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. He said to them, ‘Take nothing for the journey: neither staff, nor haversack, nor bread, nor money; and let none of you take a spare tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there; and when you leave, let it be from there. As for those who do not welcome you, when you leave their town shake the dust from your feet as a sign to them.’ So they set out and went from village to village proclaiming the Good News and healing everywhere.