Sunday 31 January 2021: IV Sunday of the TO
From the book of Deuteronomy Dt 18: 15-20
Moses spoke to the people saying:
«The Lord, your God, will raise up for you, in your midst, among your brothers, a prophet like me. You will listen to him.
You will thus have what you asked of the Lord, your God, on Horeb, on the day of the assembly, saying: “May I no longer hear the voice of the Lord, my God, and no longer see this great fire, so that I may not die”.
The Lord replied to me, “What they said is fine. I will raise up a prophet for them in the midst of their brothers and put my words into his mouth and he will tell them what I will command him. If anyone does not listen to the words he says in my name, I will ask him for an account. But the prophet who will presume to say in my name something that I did not command him to say, or who will speak in the name of other gods, that prophet will have to die. "
Hear the voice of the Lord today.
Come, let us sing to the Lord,
let us acclaim the rock of our salvation.
Let us draw near to him to give him thanks,
to him we acclaim with songs of joy.
Enter: prostrate, let us adore,
kneeling before the Lord who made us.
He is our God
and we the people of his pasture,
the flock he leads.
If you listened to his voice today!
"Do not harden your heart as in Merìba,
as on the day of Massa in the desert,
where your fathers tempted me:
they tested me
despite having seen my works ».
From the first letter of St Paul the apostle to the Corinthians 1 Cor 7: 32-35
Brothers, I would like you to be without worries: whoever is not married cares about the things of the Lord, how he can please the Lord; who is married, on the other hand, cares about the things of the world, how his wife can please him, and finds himself divided! Thus the unmarried woman, like the virgin, is concerned about the things of the Lord, to be holy in body and spirit; the married woman, on the other hand, cares about the things of the world, how her husband can please. I say this for your own good: not to throw a snare, but to behave worthily and remain faithful to the Lord, without deviations.