Daily Catholic Readings – June 18, 2024


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First Reading 1 Kings 21:17-29
ResponseHave mercy, O Lord, for we have sinned.
GospelMatthew 5:43-48

R/. Have mercy, O Lord, for we have sinned.

Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your merciful love;
according to your great compassion,
blot out my transgressions.
Wash me completely from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin. R/.

My transgressions, truly I know them;
my sin is always before me.
Against you, you alone, have I sinned;
what is evil in your sight I have done. R/.

Turn away your face from my sins,
and blot out all my guilt.
Rescue me from bloodshed, O God,
God of my salvation,
and then my tongue shall ring out your justice. R/.

V/. Alleluia

R/. Alleluia

V/. . A new commandment I give to you, says the Lord, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.

R/. Alleluia.

At that time: Jesus said to his disciples, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

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