Gospel of the day

Thursday October 19, 2017

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 11:47-54.

The Lord said: Woe to you! You build the memorials of the prophets whom your ancestors killed. Consequently, you bear witness and give consent to the deeds of your ancestors, for they killed them and you do the building. Therefore, the wisdom of God said, 'I will send to them prophets and apostles; some of them they will kill and persecute' in order that this generation might be charged with the blood of all the prophets shed since the foundation of the world, from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah who died between the altar and the temple building. Yes, I tell you, this generation will be charged with their blood! Woe to you, scholars of the law! You have taken away the key of knowledge. You yourselves did not enter and you stopped those trying to enter." When he left, the scribes and Pharisees began to act with hostility toward him and to interrogate him about many things, for they were plotting to catch him at something he might say.

Reflection

Commentary The Roman Missal
My people, what have I done to you? How have I offended you? Answer me! (Mi 6:3). O my people, drawn astray by bitterness, Hard of heart, remember!, The Lord has set you free. Is such great love to meet with no reply? Great love of God, the crucified? I, before the dawn of time, Prepared your day; And you renounce the only Life That gives unclouded joy: My people, answer me! I burst your bonds of slavery, Drowned your enemies in the sea; Yet you hand me over to the foe, You prepare a Pasch for me: My people, answer me! I went with you on your journey, With a cloud I guided you; In your night you cover me, Know no more my glory's way: My people, answer me! I sent out to you my prophets Who in your exile cried aloud; But you would not return, You were deaf to my appeal: My people, answer me!