Daily Gospel Reading for March 8, 2021 – Monday in the Third Week of Lent Bible Verse

The 8th of March, 2021 is Monday in the Third Week of Lent. The Bible scriptures for the holy mass readings for this day came from the Year 2021 of Liturgical Calendar.

Reading 1: 2 KGS 5:1-15AB

The first reading from the Book of Kings.

Now Naaman, captain of the army of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him Yahweh had given victory to Syria; he was also a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper.

The Syrians had gone out in bands, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little girl, and she waited on Naaman’s wife.

She said to her mistress, “I wish that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would heal him of his leprosy.”

Someone went in and told his lord, saying, “The girl who is from the land of Israel said this.”

The king of Syria said, “Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel.” He departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of clothing.

He brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, “Now when this letter has come to you, behold, I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may heal him of his leprosy.”

When the king of Israel had read the letter, he tore his clothes and said, “Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man sends to me to heal a man of his leprosy? But please consider and see how he seeks a quarrel against me.”

It was so, when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, “Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.”

So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariots, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha.

Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall come again to you, and you shall be clean.”

But Naaman was angry, and went away and said, “Behold, I thought, ‘He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of Yahweh his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leper.’

Aren’t Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage.

His servants came near and spoke to him, and said, “My father, if the prophet had asked you do some great thing, wouldn’t you have done it? How much rather then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean?’_”

Then went he down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to he saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

He returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him; and he said, “See now, I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel.”

Responsorial Psalm: PS 42:1, 2; 43:3, 4

Response: My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?

As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants after you, God.

R: My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?

R: My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?

Oh, send out your light and your truth. Let them lead me. Let them bring me to your holy hill, to your tents.

R: My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?

Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my exceeding joy. I will praise you on the harp, God, my God.

R: My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?

Verse Before Gospel: PS 130:5, 7

From the Psalms.

I wait for Yahweh. My soul waits. I hope in his word.

Israel, hope in Yahweh, for there is loving kindness with Yahweh. Abundant redemption is with him.

Gospel of the Day: LK 4:24-30

From the gospel scripture according to Luke.

Jesus said, “Most certainly I tell you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown.

But truly I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land.

Elijah was sent to none of them, except to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.

There were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed, except Naaman, the Syrian.”

They were all filled with wrath in the synagogue as they heard these things.

They rose up, threw him out of the city, and led him to the brow of the hill that their city was built on, that they might throw him off the cliff.

But he, passing through the middle of them, went his way.

Other Celebration

An optional celebration on this day is the Commemoration of Saint John of God, Religious.

Spreaditorial Team

Spreaditorial Team at HMASSP is a group led by Servant Leader dedicated in spreading the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ to everyone in the world.