Daily Gospel Reading for July 21, 2022 – Thursday in the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time Bible Verse

The 21st of July, 2022 is Thursday in the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time. The Holy Bible verses for the mass readings for this day came from the Liturgical Calendar Year 2022.

Reading 1: JER 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13

The first reading from the Book of Jeremiah.

Yahweh’s word came to me, saying, “Go and proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Yahweh says, “I remember for you the kindness of your youth, your love as a bride, how you went after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.

Israel was holiness to Yahweh, the first fruits of his increase. All who devour him will be held guilty. Evil will come on them,”_’ says Yahweh.”

“I brought you into a plentiful land to eat its fruit and its goodness; but when you entered, you defiled my land, and made my heritage an abomination.

The priests didn’t say, ‘Where is Yahweh?’ and those who handle the law didn’t know me. The rulers also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal and followed things that do not profit.”

“Be astonished, you heavens, at this and be horribly afraid. Be very desolate,” says Yahweh.

“For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the spring of living waters, and cut out cisterns for themselves: broken cisterns that can’t hold water.”

Responsorial Psalm: PS 36:5-6AB, 7-8, 9-10

Response: For with you is the spring of life.

Your loving kindness, Yahweh, is in the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

Your righteousness is like the mountains of God. Your judgments are like a great deep.

R: For with you is the spring of life.

How precious is your loving kindness, God! The children of men take refuge under the shadow of your wings.

They shall be abundantly satisfied with the abundance of your house. You will make them drink of the river of your pleasures.

R: For with you is the spring of life.

For with you is the spring of life. In your light we will see light.

Oh continue your loving kindness to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart.

R: For with you is the spring of life.

Gospel of the Day: MT 13:10-17

From the gospel scripture according to Matthew.

The disciples came, and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?”

He answered them, “To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but it is not given to them.

For whoever has, to him will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever doesn’t have, from him will be taken away even that which he has.

Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they don’t see, and hearing, they don’t hear, neither do they understand.

In them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says, ‘By hearing you will hear, and will in no way understand; Seeing you will see, and will in no way perceive; for this people’s heart has grown callous, their ears are dull of hearing, and they have closed their eyes; or else perhaps they might perceive with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and would turn again, and I would heal them.’_”

“But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.

For most certainly I tell you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see the things which you see, and didn’t see them; and to hear the things which you hear, and didn’t hear them.”

Other Celebration

An optional celebration on this day is the Memorial of Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor of the Church.

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