Daily Gospel Reading for March 17, 2021 – Wednesday in the Fourth Week of Lent Bible Verse

The 17th of March, 2021 is Wednesday in the Fourth Week of Lent. The Bible scriptures for the holy mass readings for this day came from the 2021 Liturgical Calendar.

Reading 1: IS 49:8-15

The first reading from the Book of Isaiah.

Yahweh says, “I have answered you in an acceptable time. I have helped you in a day of salvation. I will preserve you and give you for a covenant of the people, to raise up the land, to make them inherit the desolate heritage, saying to those who are bound, ‘Come out!’; to those who are in darkness, ‘Show yourselves!’_” “They shall feed along the paths, and their pasture shall be on all treeless heights.

They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun strike them, for he who has mercy on them will lead them. He will guide them by springs of water.

I will make all my mountains a road, and my highways shall be exalted.

Behold, these shall come from afar, and behold, these from the north and from the west, and these from the land of Sinim.”

Sing, heavens, and be joyful, earth! Break out into singing, mountains! For Yahweh has comforted his people, and will have compassion on his afflicted.

But Zion said, “Yahweh has forsaken me, and the Lord has forgotten me.”

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yes, these may forget, yet I will not forget you!”

Responsorial Psalm: PS 145:8-9, 13CD-14, 17-18

Response: Yahweh is gracious, merciful.

Yahweh is gracious, merciful, slow to anger, and of great loving kindness.

Yahweh is good to all. His tender mercies are over all his works.

R: Yahweh is gracious, merciful.

Yahweh is faithful in all his words, and loving in all his deeds.

Yahweh upholds all who fall, and raises up all those who are bowed down.

R: Yahweh is gracious, merciful.

Yahweh is righteous in all his ways, and gracious in all his works.

Yahweh is near to all those who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

R: Yahweh is gracious, merciful.

Verse Before Gospel: JN 11:25A, 26

From the good news according to John.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.”

“Whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

Gospel of the Day: JN 5:17-30

From the gospel scripture according to John.

But Jesus answered them, “My Father is still working, so I am working, too.”

For this cause therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the Sabbath, but also called God his own Father, making himself equal with God.

Jesus therefore answered them, “Most certainly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father doing. For whatever things he does, these the Son also does likewise.

For the Father has affection for the Son, and shows him all things that he himself does. He will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel.

For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom he desires.

For the Father judges no one, but he has given all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He who doesn’t honor the Son doesn’t honor the Father who sent him.”

“Most certainly I tell you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and doesn’t come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.

Most certainly I tell you, the hour comes, and now is, when the dead will hear the Son of God’s voice; and those who hear will live.

For as the Father has life in himself, even so he gave to the Son also to have life in himself.

He also gave him authority to execute judgment, because he is a son of man.

Don’t marvel at this, for the hour comes in which all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and will come out; those who have done good, to the resurrection of life; and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment.

I can of myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is righteous, because I don’t seek my own will, but the will of my Father who sent me.”

Other Celebration

An optional celebration on this day is the Commemoration of Saint Patrick, Bishop.

Spreaditorial Team

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