Daily Readings for Monday January 28,2013
Season of Epiphany
St. Thomas Aquinas (Propria Vol.IV. Page 941)
1Kgs 3:5-12 A wise and discerning mind is given to Solomon
Wis 7:7-14 Those who pray will get wisdom
1Cor 1:18-25 Folly of the Cross
Mt 5:13-16 You are the salt of the earth
Reading 3, Act 19:13-20 : The Word of the Lord grew and prevailed mightily
||Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists undertook to pronounce the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, "I adjure you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches."
||Seven sons of a Jewish high priest named Sceva were doing this.
||But the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?"
||And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, mastered all of them, and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
||And this became known to all residents of Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks; and fear fell upon them all; and the name of the Lord Jesus was extolled.
||Many also of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices.
||And a number of those who practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all; and they counted the value of them and found it came to fifty thousand pieces of silver.
||So the word of the Lord grew and prevailed mightily
Gospel, Lk 2:28-35 : Revealed salvation for all the people
||he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,
||"Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word;
||for mine eyes have seen thy salvation
||which thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples,
||a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to thy people Israel."
||And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him;
||and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against
||(and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed."