EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year C

First Reading: Sirach 27:4-7

A reading from the book of the prophet Sirach.

In a shaken sieve the rubbish is left behind;

so too people’s faults appear in their talk.

The kiln tests the work of the potter;

the test of people is in their conversation.

The orchard where the tree grows is judged on the quality of its fruit;

similarly a person’s words betray the underlying feelings.

Do not praise people before they speak,

for it is in their speech that character is revealed.

The Word of God recorded in the book of the prophet Sirach.

EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year C

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 92

R: O God, it is good to give You thanks.

O God, it is good to give You thanks

to sing psalms to Your Name, O Most High.

To declare Your love in the morning

and Your faithfulness every night.

R: O God, it is good to give You thanks.

The just flourish like a palm tree,

they grow tall as a cedar of Lebanon.

Planted as they are in the house of the Creator,

they flourish in the courts of Our God.

R: O God, it is good to give You thanks.

Bearing fruit in old age like trees full of sap,

vigorous, wide-spreading.

Eager to declare that Our God is just,

my Rock, in whom there is no wrong.

R: O God, it is good to give You thanks.