Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time
25 February 2020
 
First Reading
JAMES 4:1-10

1What causes wars, and what causes fightings among you? Is it not your passions that are at war in your members? 2You desire and do not have; so you kill. And you covet and cannot obtain; so you fight and wage war. You do not have, because you do not ask. 3You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. 4Unfaithful creatures! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 5Or do you suppose it is in vain that the scripture says, "He yearns jealously over the spirit which he has made to dwell in us"? 6But he gives more grace; therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble." 7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you men of double mind. 9Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to dejection. 10Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.

Responsorial Psalm
PSALMS 55:7-11, 23

6And I say, "O that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest; 7yea, I would wander afar, I would lodge in the wilderness, [Selah] 8I would haste to find me a shelter from the raging wind and tempest." 9Destroy their plans, O Lord, confuse their tongues; for I see violence and strife in the city. 10Day and night they go around it on its walls; and mischief and trouble are within it, 22Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Gospel
MARK 9:30-37
30They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he would not have any one know it; 31for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, "The Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, after three days he will rise." 32But they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to ask him. 33And they came to Caper'na-um; and when he was in the house he asked them, "What were you discussing on the way?" 34But they were silent; for on the way they had discussed with one another who was the greatest. 35And he sat down and called the twelve; and he said to them, "If any one would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all." 36And he took a child, and put him in the midst of them; and taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37"Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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