Catholic Daily Mass Readings – Wednesday 13th July 2022
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13TH 2022.
FIFTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR C
“Shall the axe vaunt itself over him who hews with it? ”
ISAIAH 10: 5 – 7, 13 – 16
Thus says the Lord: Ah, Assyria, the rod of my anger, the staff of my fury! Against a godless nation I send him, and against the people of my wrath I command him, to take spoil and seize plunder, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets. But he does not—so intend, and his mind does not so think; but it is in his mind to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few. For he says: “By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I have understanding; I have removed the boundaries of peoples, and have plundered their treasures; like a bull I have brought down those who sat on thrones. My hand has found like a nest the wealth of the peoples; and as men gather eggs that have been forsaken so I have gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved a wing, or opened the mouth, or chirped.” Shall the axe vaunt itself over him who hews with it, or the saw magnify itself against him who wields it? As if a rod should wield him who lifts it, or as if a staff should lift him who is not wood! Therefore the Lord, the Lord of hosts, will send wasting sickness among his stout warriors, and under his glory a burning will be kindled, like the burning of fire.
The Word of the Lord
Psalm 94: 5 – 10, 14 – 15 (R.) 14a
R/. The Lord will not abandon his people
They crush your people, Lord;
and they humble your inheritance.
They kill the widow and the stranger,
and murder the fatherless child. R/.
And they say, “The Lord does not see;
the God of Jacob pays no heed.
Mark this, you senseless people;
fools, when will you understand? R/.
Can he who planted the ear not hear?
Can he who formed the eye not see?
Will he who trains the nations not punish?
Will he who teaches man not have knowledge? R.
The Lord will not abandon his people,
nor forsake those who are his heritage;
for judgement shall again be just,
and all true hearts shall uphold it. R.
Matthew 11: 25
Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the kingdom.
“You have hidden these things from the wise and revealed them to infants.”
MATTHEW 11: 25 – 27
At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
The Gospel of the Lord