Daily Catholic Readings – March 08, 2024

By DCR

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First Reading Hosea 14:1-9
Response I am the Lord your God: listen to my voice.
GospelMark 12:28b-34

R/. I am the Lord your God: listen to my voice.

A voice I did not know said to me:
I freed your shoulder from the burden;
your hands were freed from the builder’s basket.
You called in distress and I delivered you. R/.

I answered, concealed in the thunder;
at the waters of Meribah I tested you.
Listen, my people, as I warn you.
O Israel, if only you would heed! R/.

Let there be no strange god among you,
nor shall you worship a foreign god.
I am the Lord your God,
who brought you up from the land of Egypt. R/.

O that my people would heed me,
that Israel would walk in my ways!
But Israel I would feed with finest wheat,
and satisfy with honey from the rock. R/.

V/. Glory and praise to you, O Christ

R/. Glory and praise to you, O Christ

V/. Repent, says the Lord, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

R/.Glory and praise to you, O Christ.

At that time: One of the scribes came up to Jesus and asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbour as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions.

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