SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year A

First Reading: Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18

A reading from the book of Leviticus.

God said to Moses, “Speak to the whole Israelite community and tell   them, ‘Be holy, for I, Your God, am holy.’

Do not bear hatred for your sister or brother in your heart.

Openly tell your sister or brother of their offense, otherwise, you          will take their sin upon yourself.

Do not exact vengeance.

Do not bear a grudge against the children of your people.

Love your neighbor as yourself.

I am Your God.”

The Word of God recorded in the book of Leviticus.

SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year A

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 103

R: Our God is tender and compassionate.

Bless Our God, my soul,

Bless God’s holy Name, all that is in me!

Bless Our God, my soul,

and remember all God’s kindnesses.

R: Our God is tender and compassionate.

In forgiving all your offenses,

in curing all your diseases,

In redeeming your life from the pit,

in crowning you with love and tenderness.

R: Our God is tender and compassionate.

Our God is tender and compassionate,

slow to anger, most loving;

Our God never treats us, never punishes us,

as our guilt and our sins deserve.

R: Our God is tender and compassionate.

Our God takes our sins farther away

than the east is from the west.

As tenderly as parents treat their children,

so the Most High treats those who fear God.

R: Our God is tender and compassionate.