SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year A

First Reading: Sirach 15:15-20

A reading from the book of the prophet Sirach.

If you choose you can keep the commandments;

it is loyalty to do the will of God.

There are set before you fire and water;

to whichever you choose, stretch forth your hand.

Before you are life and death,

whichever you choose will be given you.

Immense is the wisdom of Our God,

mighty in power, and all-seeing.

The eyes of God see all that has been made;

Our God understands your every deed.

No one is commanded to sin,

none are given strength for lies.

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

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year A

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 119

R: Happy are they who walk in Your Law.

Happy are they whose way is blameless,

who walk in Your Law.

Happy are they who observe Your decrees,

who seek You with all their heart.

R: Happy are they who walk in Your Law.

You have commanded that Your precepts

be diligently kept.

Oh, that I might be firm in the ways

of keeping Your statutes!

R: Happy are they who walk in Your Law.

Be good to Your faithful one,

that I may live and keep Your words.

Open my eyes,

that I may consider the wonders of Your Law.

R: Happy are they who walk in Your Law.

Instruct me, Oh God, in the way of Your statutes,

that I may exactly observe them.

Give me discernment, that I may observe Your Law

and keep it with all my heart.

R: Happy are they who walk in Your Law.