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Saturday: Preparation for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary Exodus 13:3-10 The Festival of Unleavened Bread

Semi-continuous Judges 6:1-10 A prophet calls out Israel for its disobedience.

Both Matthew 16:5-12 Jesus uses the figure of leaven to warn the apostles to beware of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.

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

Complementary: Amos 3:1-12 The word of God against Israel

Semi-continuous: Joshua 8:30-35 Joshua reads all of the law, blessings and curses, to all the Israelites and the aliens among them.

Both: Revelation 9:13-21 A third of humans are killed. The rest do not repent of their sins.

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Wednesday: Reflection on the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wednesday: Reflection on the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary: Daniel 6 Leaders of Darius’ kingdom conspired against Daniel. They had Darius order that for 30 days only he be worshiped. Daniel continued to worship God. Daniel was thrown into the lions’ den and survived. The conspirators were thrown into the den and died.

Semi-continuous: Numbers 13:1-2, 17-14:9 Moses sent spies into Canaan. When they returned, one group said the people there were too strong. Caleb and Joshua insisted they could succeed.

Both: Matthew 17:22-27 Jesus has Peter catch a fish, which has a coin in it, with which they paid the temple tax.

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Monday: Reflection on the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Monday: Reflection on the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary: Daniel 3:1-18 Daniel and his companions refuse to worship a golden statue that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. They are thrown into a blazing furnace.

Semi-continuous: Exodus 40:34-38 The cloud of the Lord was on the tabernacle by day, and fire was in the cloud by night.

Both: Revelation 18:1-10, 19-20 An angel called out “Fallen is Babylon the great.” Another voice from heaven said “Come out of her my people, so that you do not take part in her sins.”

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Thursday: Preparation for the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thursday: Preparation for the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary: Judges 17:1-6 In those days there was no king in Israel; all the people did what was right in their own eyes.

Semi-continuous: Exodus 33:7-11 When Moses entered the tent of meeting, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance, and God would speak with Moses.

Both: 3 John verses 9-12 Do not imitate what is evil, but imitate what is good.

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Friday: Preparation for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Friday: Preparation for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary Exodus 4:27-31 When the people heard that God had given heed to the Israelites and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped.

Semi-continuous Genesis 24:1-9 Abraham sent his servant to his old country and kindred to get a wife for his son Isaac.

Both Acts 7:35-43 Stephen, before the Sanhedrin, says "It was Moses they rejected when they said 'Who made you ruler and judge?' even though God had sent him as ruler and liberator."

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