September 30, 2020

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First Reading

Job 9:1-12, 14-16

1Then Job answered: 2"Truly I know that it is so: But how can a man be just before God? 3If one wished to contend with him, one could not answer him once in a thousand times. 4He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength — who has hardened himself against him, and succeeded? — 5he who removes mountains, and they know it not, when he overturns them in his anger; 6who shakes the earth out of its place, and its pillars tremble; 7who commands the sun, and it does not rise; who seals up the stars; 8who alone stretched out the heavens, and trampled the waves of the sea; 9who made the Bear and Orion, the Plei'ades and the chambers of the south; 10who does great things beyond understanding, and marvelous things without number. 11Lo, he passes by me, and I see him not; he moves on, but I do not perceive him. 12Behold, he snatches away; who can hinder him? Who will say to him, `What doest thou'? 14How then can I answer him, choosing my words with him? 15Though I am innocent, I cannot answer him; I must appeal for mercy to my accuser. 16If I summoned him and he answered me, I would not believe that he was listening to my voice.

Responsorial Psalm

Psalms 88:10-15

9my eye grows dim through sorrow. Every day I call upon thee, O LORD; I spread out my hands to thee. 10Dost thou work wonders for the dead? Do the shades rise up to praise thee? [Selah] 11Is thy steadfast love declared in the grave, or thy faithfulness in Abaddon? 12Are thy wonders known in the darkness, or thy saving help in the land of forgetfulness? 13But I, O LORD, cry to thee; in the morning my prayer comes before thee. 14O LORD, why dost thou cast me off? Why dost thou hide thy face from me?

Gospel

Luke 9:57-62

57As they were going along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go." 58And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head." 59To another he said, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father." 60But he said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God." 61Another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home." 62Jesus said to him, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God."

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