September 26, 2021

First Reading

Numbers 11: 25- 29

11:25 And the Lord descended in a cloud, and he spoke to him, taking from the Spirit which was in Moses, and giving to the seventy men. And when the Spirit had rested in them, they prophesied; nor did they cease afterwards.
11:26 Now there had remained in the camp two of the men, of whom one was called Eldad, and the other Medad, upon whom the Spirit rested; for they also had been enrolled, but they did not go forth to the tabernacle.
11:27 And when they were prophesying in the camp, a boy ran and reported to Moses, saying: “Eldad and Medad prophesy in the camp.”
11:28 Promptly, Joshua the son of Nun, the minister of Moses and chosen from many, said: “My lord Moses, prohibit them.”
11:29 But he said, “Why are you jealous on my behalf? Who decides that any of the people may prophesy and that God may give to them his Spirit?”

Second Reading

James 5: 1- 6

5:1 Act now, you who are wealthy! Weep and wail in your miseries, which will soon come upon you!
5:2 Your riches have been corrupted, and your garments have been eaten by moths.
5:3 Your gold and silver have rusted, and their rust will be a testimony against you, and it will eat away at your flesh like fire. You have stored up wrath for yourselves unto the last days.
5:4 Consider the pay of the workers who reaped your fields: it has been misappropriated by you; it cries out. And their cry has entered into the ears of the Lord of hosts.
5:5 You have feasted upon the earth, and you have nourished your hearts with luxuries, unto the day of slaughter.
5:6 You led away and killed the Just One, and he did not resist you.


Mark 9: 38- 43, 45, 47- 48

9:38 But Jesus said: “Do not prohibit him. For there is no one who can act with virtue in my name and soon speak evil about me.
9:39 For whoever is not against you is for you.
9:40 For whoever, in my name, will give you a cup of water to drink, because you belong to Christ: Amen I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.
9:41 And whoever will have scandalized one of these little ones who believe in me: it would be better for him if a great millstone were placed around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.
9:42 And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off: it is better for you to enter into life disabled, than having two hands to go into Hell, into the unquenchable fire,
9:43 where their worm does not die, and the fire is not extinguished.
9:45 where their worm does not die, and the fire is not extinguished.
9:47 where their worm does not die, and the fire is not extinguished.
9:48 For all shall be salted with fire, and every victim shall be salted with salt.