July 8, 2015

Reading

Genesis

41:55

  41: 55-57, 42: 5-7, 17-24

And being hungry, the people cried out to Pharaoh, asking for provisions. And he said to them: “Go to Joseph. And do whatever he will tell you.”

41:56 Then the famine increased daily in all the land. And Joseph opened all of the storehouses and sold to the Egyptians. For the famine had oppressed them also.
41:57 And all the provinces came to Egypt, to buy food and to temper the misfortune of their destitution.

Genesis 42

42:5 And they entered into the land of Egypt with the others who traveled to buy. For the famine was in the land of Canaan.
42:6 And Joseph was governor in the land of Egypt, and grain was sold under his direction to the people. And when his brothers had reverenced him
42:7 and he had recognized them, he spoke harshly, as if to foreigners, questioning them: “Where did you come from?” And they responded, “From the land of Canaan, to buy necessary provisions.”
42:17 Therefore, he delivered them into custody for three days.
42:18 Then, on the third day, he brought them out of prison, and he said: “Do as I have said, and you will live. For I fear God.
42:19 If you are peaceful, let one of your brothers be bound in prison. Then you may go away and carry the grain that you have bought to your houses.
42:20 And bring your youngest brother to me, so that I may be able to test your words, and you may not die.” They did as he had said,
42:21 and they spoke to one another: “We deserve to suffer these things, because we have sinned against our brother, seeing the anguish of his soul, when he begged us and we would not listen. For that reason, this tribulation has come upon us.”
42:22 And Reuben, one of them, said: “Did not I say to you, ‘Do not sin against the boy,’ and you would not listen to me? See, his blood is exacted.”
42:23 But they did not know that Joseph understood, because he was speaking to them through an interpreter.
42:24 And he turned himself away briefly and wept. And returning, he spoke to them.

Gospel

The Holy Gospel According to Matthew   10: 1-7

10:1 And rising up, he went from there into the area of Judea beyond the Jordan. And again, the crowd came together before him. And just as he was accustomed to do, again he taught them.
10:2 And approaching, the Pharisees questioned him, testing him: “Is it lawful for a man to dismiss his wife?”
10:3 But in response, he said to them, “What did Moses instruct you?”
10:4 And they said, “Moses gave permission to write a bill of divorce and to dismiss her.”
10:5 But Jesus responded by saying: “It was due to the hardness of your heart that he wrote that precept for you.
10:6 But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.
10:7 Because of this, a man shall leave behind his father and mother, and he shall cling to his wife.

 

 

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