Responsorial Psalm: 31(32)
Forgive me, Lord, my sin!
1. Happy is the man who has been forgiven / and whose fault has already been covered up! / Happy is the man whom the Lord † no longer regards as being guilty / and in whose soul there is no falsehood! – R.
2. I confessed, after all, my sin / and my lack I made known to you. / Said: “I will confess my sin!” / And you forgave, Lord, my fault. – R.
3. Every believer can therefore invoke you / during times of anguish and affliction, / because, even if the waters break out, / they will never be able to reach him. – R.
4. You are my protection and refuge; / in my anguish you will save me / and you will envelop my soul in the joy / of the salvation that comes to me only from you. – R.
Gospel: Mark 6,1-6
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah.
My sheep listen to my voice; / I know them and they follow me (John 10:27). – R.
Proclamation of the holy Gospel according to Mark – At that time, 1Jesus went to Nazareth, his homeland, and his disciples accompanied him. 2When the Sabbath came, he began teaching in the synagogue. Many who listened to him were amazed and said: “Where did he get all this from? How did he get so much wisdom? And these great miracles that are performed by his hands? 3Is not this man the carpenter, son of Mary and brother of James, Joset, Judas and Simon? Don’t your sisters live here with us?” And they were scandalized because of him. 4Jesus said to them: “A prophet alone is not esteemed in his country, among his relatives and relatives.” 5And there he could not perform any miracle. He only healed some sick people by laying hands on them. 6And he marveled at their lack of faith. Jesus went around the surrounding villages, teaching. – Word of salvation.
Accompanied by disciples, Jesus goes to Nazareth, “his land”. As usual, he teaches in their synagogue. Many listeners react with admiration: “What wisdom has been given to you?” But soon the assembly becomes contemptuous, so much so that Jesus expresses his lament: “A prophet is only despised in his country, among his relatives, and in his home”. He therefore encounters a hostile environment, infertile ground, hardened hearts. Those Nazarenes missed the opportunity to enjoy a little more the presence of the Master of truth, the liberator of the oppressed, the light of life. Then, struck by their lack of faith, Jesus left them clinging to their old ideas and convictions, suffocating under heavy social structures, while he “went around the neighboring villages, teaching.”