Daily Gospel Reading for July 2, 2023 – Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time Bible Verse

The 2nd of July, 2023 is the Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. The Bible scriptures for the holy mass readings for this day came from the 2023 Liturgical Calendar.

Reading 1: 2 KGS 4:8-11, 14-16A

The first reading from the Book of Kings.

One day Elisha went to Shunem, where there was a prominent woman; and she persuaded him to eat bread. So it was, that as often as he passed by, he turned in there to eat bread.

She said to her husband, “See now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God who passes by us continually.

Please, let’s make a little room on the roof. Let’s set a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp stand for him there. When he comes to us, he can stay there.”

One day he came there, and he went to the room and lay there.

He said, “What then is to be done for her?” Gehazi answered, “Most certainly she has no son, and her husband is old.”

He said, “Call her.” When he had called her, she stood in the door.

He said, “At this season next year, you will embrace a son.”

Responsorial Psalm: PS 89:1-2, 15-16, 17-18

Response: I will sing of the loving kindness of Yahweh forever.

I will sing of the loving kindness of Yahweh forever. With my mouth, I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.

I indeed declare, “Love stands firm forever. You established the heavens. Your faithfulness is in them.”

R: I will sing of the loving kindness of Yahweh forever.

Blessed are the people who learn to acclaim you. They walk in the light of your presence, Yahweh.

In your name they rejoice all day. In your righteousness, they are exalted.

R: I will sing of the loving kindness of Yahweh forever.

For you are the glory of their strength. In your favor, our horn will be exalted.

For our shield belongs to Yahweh, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

R: I will sing of the loving kindness of Yahweh forever.

Reading 2: ROM 6:3-4, 8-11

The second reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans.

Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

We were buried therefore with him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life.

But if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him, knowing that Christ, being raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over him!

For the death that he died, he died to sin one time; but the life that he lives, he lives to God.

Thus consider yourselves also to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Gospel of the Day: MT 10:37-42

From the gospel verse according to Matthew.

“He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me isn’t worthy of me.

He who doesn’t take his cross and follow after me isn’t worthy of me.

He who seeks his life will lose it; and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.”

“He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.

He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward. He who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward.

Whoever gives one of these little ones just a cup of cold water to drink in the name of a disciple, most certainly I tell you, he will in no way lose his reward.”

Spreaditorial Team

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