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Thursday of the Seventh week in Ordinary Time

Saint(s) of the day : St. Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr (+ 167),  St. Serenus, Gardener and Martyr (+ 307)

Readings

Commentary of the day : Blessed Paul VI
“If your hand leads you into sin”: conversion of heart

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 9:41-50.
Jesus said to his disciples: «Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ, amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward.
Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe (in me) to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were put around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.
If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed than with two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire.

And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life crippled than with two feet to be thrown into Gehenna.

And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. Better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into Gehenna,
where 'their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.'"
Everyone will be salted with fire.
Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid, with what will you restore its flavor? Keep salt in yourselves and you will have peace with one another."



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