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Wednesday: Reflection on the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary Genesis 47:13-26 There is famine in Egypt, which Joseph uses to increase Pharaoh’s wealth.

Semi-continuous 1 Kings 8:1-21 The Ark of the Covenant is brought into the temple.

Both Mark 8:14-21 Jesus warns the disciples of the yeast of the Pharisees and of Herod.

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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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Thursday: Preparation for the Fifth Sunday in Epiphany

Proverbs 12:10-21 The wicked covet the proceeds of wickedness, but the root of the righteous bears fruit.

Galatians 5:2-15 You who want to be justified by the law have cut yourselves off from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. The only thing that counts is faith working through love. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

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Saturday: Preparation for the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday: Preparation for the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary:  Ezekiel 36:33-38 God says “I will cleanse you from your sines, and cause the towns to be inhabited and the waste places rebuilt.”

Semi-continuous: Genesis 50::15-26 Joseph tells his brothers, “Even though you intended to do harm to me, God intended it for good, in order to preserve a numerous people.”

Both: Matthew 16:5-12 Jesus warns the disciples to beware of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

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The Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary: 1 Kings 3:5-12 Solomon asks God for wisdom.

Semi-continuous: Genesis 29:15-28 Rachel and Leah become Jacob's wives.

Both: Romans 8:26-39 We are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Both: Matthew 12:31-33, 44:52 Parables of the kingdom of heaven.

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Friday: Preparation for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Friday: Preparation for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary: Jeremiah 25:8-14 Judah will become a ruin and a waste and the people will serve in Babylon for 70 years. Then Babylon will be punished.

Semi-continuous: 2 Chronicles 20:5-12 The king prayed, "We are powerless against this great multitude, but our eyes are on you."

Both: Galatians 5:7-12 Paul writes, "You were running well; who prevented you from obeying the truth?"

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