First Reading: Wisdom 7:22b-8:1
22b loving that which is good, quick, which nothing hindereth, beneficent
1 She reacheth therefore from end to end mightily, and ordereth all things sweetly.
Psalm: Psalms 119:89-91,130135,175
89 LAMED. For ever, O Lord, thy word standeth firm in heaven.
90 Thy truth unto all generations: thou hast founded the earth, and it continueth.
91 By thy ordinance the day goeth on: for all things serve thee.
130 The declaration of thy words giveth light: and giveth understanding to little ones.
135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: and teach me thy justifications.
175 My soul shall live and shall praise thee: and thy judgments shall help me.
Gospel: Luke 17:20-25
20 And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come? he answered them, and said: The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
21 Neither shall they say: Behold here, or behold there. For lo, the kingdom of God is within you.
22 And he said to his disciples: The days will come, when you shall desire to see one day of the Son of man; and you shall not see it.
23 And they will say to you: See here, and see there. Go ye not after, nor follow them:
24 For as the lightening that lighteneth from under heaven, shineth unto the parts that are under heaven, so shall the Son of man be in his day.
25 But first he must suffer many things, and be rejected by this generation.