Catholic Daily Mass Reading, Tuesday December 28 2021
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
First Reading (1Jn 1,5—2,2)
5This is what we have heard from him and are declaring to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.
6If we say that we share in God’s life while we are living in darkness, we are lying, because we are not living the truth.
7But if we live in light, as he is in light, we have a share in another’s life, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.
8If we say, ‘We have no sin,’ we are deceiving ourselves, and truth has no place in us; 9if we acknowledge our sins, he is trustworthy and upright, so that he will forgive our sins and will cleanse us from all evil.
10If we say, ‘We have never sinned,’ we make him a liar, and his word has no place in us.
1My children, I am writing this to prevent you from sinning; but if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the upright.
2He is the sacrifice to expiate our sins, and not only ours, but also those of the whole world.
Psalm (Ps 124,2-3.4-5.7b-8)
2if Yahweh had not been on our side when people attacked us, 3they would have swallowed us alive in the heat of their anger.
4Then water was washing us away, a torrent running right over us; 5running right over us then were turbulent waters.
7We escaped like a bird from the fowlers’ net. The net was broken and we escaped; 8our help is in the name of Yahweh, who made heaven and earth.
Gospel (Mt 2,13-18)
13After they had left, suddenly the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother with you, and escape into Egypt, and stay there until I tell you, because Herod intends to search for the child and do away with him.’
14So Joseph got up and, taking the child and his mother with him, left that night for Egypt, 15where he stayed until Herod was dead. This was to fulfil what the Lord had spoken through the prophet: I called my son out of Egypt.
16Herod was furious on realising that he had been fooled by the wise men, and in Bethlehem and its surrounding district he had all the male children killed who were two years old or less, reckoning by the date he had been careful to ask the wise men.
17Then were fulfilled the words spoken through the prophet Jeremiah: 18A voice is heard in Ramah, lamenting and weeping bitterly: it is Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted because they are no more.