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Wednesday: Reflection on the Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary: Ezekiel 33:7-20 I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked. The righteousness of the righteous will not save them when they transgress; the wickedness of the wicked will not make them stumble if they turn from their wickedness.

Semi-continuous: Jeremiah 31:10-14 I will turn their mourning into joy, and I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow.

Both: John 5:19-40 The hour is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and will come out—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.

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Tuesday: Reflection on the Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary: Esther 8:3-17 Esther saves the Jews from the destruction planned by Haman.

Semi-continuous: Zechariah 11:4-17 God broke the staff Favor, annulling the covenant with all the peoples. God broke the staff Unity, annulling the family ties between Judah and Israel.

Both: Revelation 19:1-9 The Lord our God the Almighty reigns. The marriage of the Lamb has come and his bride is clothed in the righteous deeds of the saints. Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.

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Monday: Reflection on the Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary: Esther 2:1-18 How Esther became queen.

Semi-continuous: Numbers 27:15-23 God picks Joshua as Moses’ successor, and Moses commissions Joshua.

Both: 2 Timothy 2:8-13 If we have died with Christ, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will reign with him; if we deny him, he will also deny us.

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The Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Both: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 God will seek the lost, bring back the strayed, bind up the injured, and strengthen the weak, but the fat and strong God will destroy, feeding them with justice.

Both: Ephesians 1:15-23 God has put all things under Christ’s feet and has made him head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Both: Matthew 25:31-46 Jesus says that those who feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome strangers, cloth the naked, care for the sick, and visit prisoners will inherit the kingdom; those who failed in these duties will depart into eternal fire.

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Saturday: Preparation for the Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary: Isaiah 44:21-28 God, your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb, says I am the Lord, who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who by myself spread out the earth.

Semi-continuous: Ezekiel 34:25-31 Israel will know that I am their God; I am with them. There will be showers of blessing, the earth will yield its increase, and they will be secure on their soil.

Both: Matthew 12:46-50 Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.

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Friday: Preparation for the Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary: 1 Chronicles 17:1-15 David plans to build a temple for God, but God through Nathan says that an heir will build it.

Semi-continuous: Isaiah 40:1-11 Prepare the way of the Lord, make a straight highway in the desert for our God. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.

Both: Revelation 22:1-9 The angel shows John the river of the water of life, the tree of life, and the leaves for the healing of the nations. The throne of God and the Lamb are there and his servants will worship him and they will see his face. God will be their light.

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Thursday: Preparation for the Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary: 1 Kings 22:13-23 God said, “Who will entice Ahab so that he may go fall at Ramoth-gilead?” A spirit said, “I will go and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.”

Semi-continuous: Genesis 48:15-22 Jacob, nearing death, blessed Joseph and his sons, and assures him that they will return to the land of their ancestors.

Both: Revelation 14:1-11 One hundred forty-four thousand redeemed from the earth sing praise to the Lamb. Those who worship the beast will be tormented with fire and sulfur.

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Wednesday: Reflection on the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wednesday: Reflection on the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary: Job 16:1-21 Job complains of his unjust suffering.

Semi-continuous: Esther 7:1-10 Esther foils Haman’s plan to slaughter her people and Haman is hung.

Both: Matthew 24:45-51 The faithful and wise slave and the wicked slave compared.

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