THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year C

First Reading: Wisdom, 11:22-12:2

A reading from the book of Wisdom.

In your sight the whole universe is like a grain of dust that tips the scales,
like a drop of morning dew falling on the ground.

Yet you are merciful to all, because you can do all things;
and you overlook our sins that we may repent.

For you love all things that are,
and loathe nothing that you have made;
for what you hated, you would not have fashioned.

And how could a thing remain, unless you willed it;
or be preserved, had it not been called forth by you?

But you spare all things, because they are yours, O God and lover of life,
or your imperishable spirit is in all things.

For this reason, you gradually correct those who break your Law,
disciplining and reminding them of their sins
so that they may abandon their evil ways
and put their trust in you, O God.

The Word of God recorded in the book of Wisdom.

THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year C

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 145

R:  I will praise Your Name forever, my Sovereign, my God.

I will extol You, O my God,

and I will bless Your Name forever and ever.

Every day will I bless You,

and I will praise Your Name forever and ever.

R:  I will praise Your Name forever, my Sovereign, my God.

Adonai, You are gracious and merciful,

slow to anger and of great kindness.

Adonai, You are good to all

and compassionate toward all Your works.

R:  I will praise Your Name forever, my Sovereign, my God.

Let all Your works give You thanks, O God,

and let Your faithful ones bless You.

Let them discourse on the glory of Your reign

and speak of Your might.

R:  I will praise Your Name forever, my Sovereign, my God.

Adonai, You are just in all Your ways

and holy in all Your works.

You are near to all who call upon You,

to all who call upon You in truth.

R:  I will praise Your Name forever, my Sovereign, my God.