Bem-aventurados os mansos, porque eles herdarão a terra; Bem-aventurados os que têm fome e sede de justiça, porque eles serão fartos; Bem-aventurados os misericordiosos, porque eles alcançarão misericórdia; Bem-aventurados os limpos de coração, porque eles verão a Deus; Bem-aventurados os pacificadores, porque eles serão chamados filhos de Deus; Bem-aventurados os que sofrem perseguição por causa da justiça, porque deles é o reino dos céus; Bem-aventurados sois vós, quando vos injuriarem e perseguirem e, mentindo, disserem todo o mal contra vós por minha causa.(Mt.5)

sábado, 13 de janeiro de 2024

Let the whole earth worship you with respect and proclaim the praise of your name, O Most High (Ps 65:4).

  First Reading: 1 Samuel 3,3-10.19

The Lord speaks to us, and we listen and welcome His Word, which invites us to glorify Him with all our being and to be part of the community of His Son.

Reading from the first book of Samuel – In those days, 3Samuel was sleeping in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was located. 4Then the Lord called, “Samuel, Samuel!” He replied, “I’m here.” 5And he ran to Eli and said, “You called me, here I am.” Eli replied, “I did not call you. Go back to sleep!” And he went to bed. 6The Lord called again: “Samuel, Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “You called me, here I am.” He replied: “I did not call you, my son. Go back to sleep!” 7Samuel did not yet know the Lord, for until then the word of the Lord had not been revealed to him. 8The Lord called a third time, “Samuel, Samuel!” He got up, went to Eli and said: “You called me, here I am”. Eli understood that it was the Lord who was calling the boy. 9Then he said to Samuel, “Go back to bed, and if anyone calls you, you will answer, ‘Lord, speak, and your servant will listen!’” And Samuel went back to his place to sleep. 10The Lord came and stood beside him and called to him as before: “Samuel! Samuel!" And he replied: “Speak, your servant will listen.” 19Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him. And he didn't let any of his words fall to the ground. - Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm: 39(40)

I said, “Behold, I come, Lord! / I gladly do your will.”

1. Waiting, I waited on the Lord, / and, leaning down, he heard my cry. / A new song he put on my lips, / a poem in praise of the Lord. – R.

2. Sacrifice and oblation you did not want, / but you opened, Lord, my ears; / you did not ask for offerings or victims, / burnt offerings for our sins. – R.

3. And then I said to you: “Behold, I come!” / It is written about me in the book: / “I gladly do your will, / I keep your law in my heart!” – R.

4. I announced the good news of your righteousness in a large assembly; / you know: I didn't close my lips! – R.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 6,13-15,17-20

Reading of the first letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians – Brothers, 13the body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body. 14And God, who raised up the Lord, will also raise us up by his power. 15Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? 17Whoever adheres to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. 18Flee from immorality. In general, any sin that a person commits remains outside his body. But the fornicator sins against his own body. 19Or do you not know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit, who lives within you and is given to you by God? And therefore, are you also unaware that you do not belong to yourselves? 20Indeed, you were bought, and at a very high price. So glorify God with your body. - Word of the Lord.

Gospel: John 1:35-42

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah.

We have found the Messiah, Jesus Christ, / of grace and truth he is full; / from his immense wealth, / we receive endless graces (John 1,41.17). – R.

Proclamation of the holy Gospel according to John – At that time, 35John was again with two of his disciples 36and, seeing Jesus passing by, he said: “Behold the Lamb of God!” 37Hearing these words, the two disciples followed Jesus. 38Turning to them and seeing that they were following him, Jesus asked, “What are you looking for?” They said, “Rabbi (which means Master), where do you live?” 39Jesus replied, “Come and see.” So they went to see where he lived, and that day they stayed with him. It was around four in the afternoon. 40Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard John's words and followed Jesus. 41He first went to find his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). 42Then Andrew led Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked closely at him and said, “You are Simon, son of John; you will be called Cephas” (which means Stone). – Word of salvation.


It is the first vocational appeal of the fourth Gospel. John the Baptist points out the “Lamb of God” to two of his disciples, to whom Jesus asks: “What are you looking for?” This is the question that every Christian must seriously reflect on: what am I, in fact, looking for? Why do I want to be a Christian, pastoral agent, consecrated person, priest? The two disciples do a brief internship living with Jesus. They are probably edified and satisfied, because, upon leaving, Andrew will call his brother Simon, for whom Jesus already has a plan: “You are Simon, son of John, and you will be called Cephas” (which means Peter). Certainly, Andrew testified about Jesus to many other people. It is the testimony that provokes the desire to know Jesus and establish communion with him. A loving hug.

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