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Reading I: Isaiah 50:5-9a
Responsorial Psalm: 116:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9
Reading II: James 2:14-18
Gospel: Mark 8:27-35

Christ, you are love, which gets its meaning from you.
(Introductory Prayers)

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THE GOSPEL

Mark 8:27-35

“But who do you say that I am?”

Jesus,
you ask us
over and over,
“Who do you say
that I am?”

Show us who you are.

In every joy, take our hands.
In every sorrow, take our hands.
Then we will know you well,
love you well.

Raising up your cross will not be so hard
if you are there with us,
holding our
hands.


THE FIRST READING

Isaiah 50:5-9a

He set his face like flint and gave his back to those who beat him.

Christ
so loved the world
that he set his face like flint and
gave his back to those who beat him.

Oh
Christ,
you are love,
which gets its meaning
from you.
 
Set our
 faces
too
like flint,
toward that love.


THE SECOND READING

James 2:14-18

If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day,
and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm,
       and eat well,” but you do not give them the necessities
            of the body, what good is it?

O
God,
open our eyes,

as you did the eyes of the
apostle James, of
Vincent de Paul,
of Dorothy
Day.

 Open our ears and
let the cry of the poor come in

all the way.


Anne Osdieck
Art by Martin Erspamer, OSB
from Religious Clip Art for the Liturgical Year (A, B, and C). This art may be reproduced only by parishes who purchase the collection in book or CD-ROM form. For more information go http://www.ltp.org