23/05/2020 – READING OF THE DAY – Sábado de la 6ª semana de Pascua. – LECTURAS DEL DÍA

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WORD OF THE DAY

Date – 23/05/2020

READING OF THE DAY

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles
ACTS 18:23-28

After staying in Antioch some time,
Paul left and traveled in orderly sequence
through the Galatian country and Phrygia,
bringing strength to all the disciples.

A Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria,
an eloquent speaker, arrived in Ephesus.
He was an authority on the Scriptures.
He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord and,
with ardent spirit, spoke and taught accurately about Jesus,
although he knew only the baptism of John.
He began to speak boldly in the synagogue;
but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him,
they took him aside
and explained to him the Way of God more accurately.
And when he wanted to cross to Achaia,
the brothers encouraged him
and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him.
After his arrival he gave great assistance
to those who had come to believe through grace.
He vigorously refuted the Jews in public,
establishing from the Scriptures that the Christ is Jesus.

GOSPEL OF THE DAY

From the Gospel according to John

JN 16:23B-28

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Amen, amen, I say to you,
whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.
Until now you have not asked anything in my name;
ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.

“I have told you this in figures of speech.
The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures
but I will tell you clearly about the Father.
On that day you will ask in my name,
and I do not tell you that I will ask the Father for you.
For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me
and have come to believe that I came from God.
I came from the Father and have come into the world.
Now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.”

WORDS OF THE HOLY FATHER

He prays for us before the Father. I always liked that. Jesus, in His resurrection, had a beautiful body: the cuts of the scourging and the crown of thorns are gone, all of them. His bruises from the beatings are healed and gone. But He wanted always to keep His wounds [in His hands, His feet and His side], for those wounds are precisely His prayer of intercession to the Father. [It is as if Jesus were saying,] ‘But … look,’ … this person is asking you this thing in My name, look.’ This is the novelty that Jesus announces to us. He tells us this new thing: to trust in His passion, to trust in His victory over death, to trust in His wounds. He is the priest and this is the sacrifice: his wounds – and this gives us confidence, gives us courage to pray.” (Santa Marta, 11 May 2013)

PRIMERA LECTURA
Apolo demostraba con la Escritura que Jesús es el Mesías
Lectura del libro de los Hechos de los Apóstoles 18,23-28

Pasado algún tiempo en Antioquía, Pablo marchó y recorrió sucesivamente Galacia y Frigia, animando a los discípulos.

Llegó a Éfeso un judío llamado Apolo, natural de Alejandría, hombre elocuente y muy versado en las Escrituras. Lo habían instruido en el camino del Señor, y exponía con entusiasmo y exactitud lo referente a Jesús, aunque no conocía más que el bautismo de Juan.

Apolo, pues, se puso a hablar públicamente en la sinagoga. Cuando lo oyeron Priscila y Aquila, lo tomaron por su cuenta y le explicaron con más detalle el camino de Dios. Decidió pasar a Acaya, y los hermanos lo animaron y escribieron a los discípulos de allí que lo recibieran bien. Una vez llegado, con la ayuda de la gracia, contribuyó mucho al provecho de los creyentes, pues rebatía vigorosamente en público a los judíos, demostrando con la Escritura que Jesús es el Mesías.

Palabra de Dios.

Sal 46,2-18-9.10
R. Dios es el rey del mundo.

Pueblos todos, batid palmas,
aclamad a Dios con gritos de júbilo;
porque el Señor altísimo es terrible,
emperador de toda la tierra. R.

Porque Dios es el rey del mundo:
tocad con maestría.
Dios reina sobre las naciones,
Dios se sienta en su trono sagrado. R.

Los príncipes de los gentiles se reúnen
con el pueblo del Dios de Abrahán;
porque de Dios son los grandes de la tierra,
y él es excelso. R.

Aleluya Jn 16, 28
Aleluya, aleluya, aleluya.

Salí del Padre y he venido al mundo,
otra vez dejo el mundo y me voy al Padre. R.

EVANGELIO
El Padre os quiere, porque vosotros me queréis y creéis


Lectura del santo Evangelio según san Juan 16, 23b-28

En aquel tiempo, dijo Jesús a sus discípulos:

«En verdad, en verdad os digo: si pedís algo al Padre en mi nombre, os lo dará.

Hasta ahora no habéis pedido nada en mi nombre; pedid, y recibiréis, para que vuestra alegría sea completa. Os he hablado de esto en comparaciones; viene la hora en que ya no hablaré en comparaciones, sino que os hablaré del Padre claramente.

Aquel día pediréis en mi nombre, y no os digo que yo rogaré al Padre por vosotros, pues el Padre mismo os quiere, porque vosotros me queréis y creéis que yo salí de Dios.

Salí del Padre y he venido al mundo, otra vez dejo el mundo y me voy al Padre».

Palabra del Señor.