SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year C

First Reading: Jeremiah 17:5-8

A reading from the book of the prophet Jeremiah.

Thus says Yahweh:

Cursed are the ones who trust in human beings,

who seek their strength in flesh,

whose hearts turn away from Yahweh.

They are like a barren bush in the desert

that enjoys no change of season,

But stands in a lava waste,

a salt and empty earth.

Blessed are the ones who trust in Yahweh,

whose hope is Yahweh.

They are like a tree planted beside the water

that stretches out its roots to the stream:

It fears not the heat when it comes,

its leaves stay green;

In the year of drought it shows no distress,

“but still bears fruit.

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

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year C

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 1

R: Happy are they who hope in God.

O the joys of those who walk not after

the advice of the wicked,

Nor stand in the path of sinners,

nor sit at the feet of scoffers,

But delight in the law of the Most High

and ponder it day and night.

R: Happy are they who hope in God.

They are like trees planted by streams of water

that yield fruit in due season,

Whose leaves do not wither;

everything they do prospers.

R: Happy are they who hope in God.

The ungodly are not so

but they are like chaff which the wind blows away.

For God knows the ways of the righteous,

but the way of the ungodly will end in ruin.

R: Happy are they who hope in God.