Luke 6:20-36, John 13:1-15

Luke 6:20-36, John 13:1-15

FIRST READING Luke 6:20-36
20 Then he looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are
poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.21 “Blessed are you who are
hungry now, for you will be filled. “Blessed are you who weep now, for
you will laugh.22 “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they
exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of
Man. 23Rejoice on that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is
great in heaven, for that is how their ancestors treated the
prophets.24 “But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your
consolation.25 “Woe to you who are full now, for you will be hungry.
“Woe to you who are laughing now, for you will mourn and
weep.26 “Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is how their


ancestors treated the false prophets. 27 “But I say to you who are
listening: Love your enemies; do good to those who hate you; 28 bless
those who curse you; pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If anyone
strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from anyone who takes
away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. 30 Give to everyone who
asks of you, and if anyone takes away what is yours, do not ask for it
back again. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.32 “If you
love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners
love those who love them. 33 If you do good to those who do good to
you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 If you
lend to those from whom you expect to receive payment, what credit is
that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much
again. 35 Instead, love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting
nothing in return.[b] Your reward will be great, and you will be children of
the Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the
36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
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All: Thanks be to God.
13 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had
come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his
own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 The devil had
already decidedthat Judas son of Simon Iscariot would betray Jesus. And
during supper 3

Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into
his hands and that he had come from God and was going to God, 4 got up
from supper, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around
himself. 5 Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the
disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around
him. 6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to
wash my feet?” 7

Jesus answered, “You do not know now what I am
doing, but later you will understand.” 8 Peter said to him, “You will
never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no
share with me.” 9 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but
also my hands and my head!” 10 Jesus said to him, “One who has bathed


does not need to wash, except for the feet, but is entirely clean. And
you are clean, though not all of you.” 11 For he knew who was to betray
him; for this reason he said, “Not all of you are clean.” 12 After he had
washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had reclined again, he said to
them, “Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher
and Lord, and you are right, for that is what I am. 14 So if I, your Lord
and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one
another’s feet. 15 For I have set you an example, that you also should do
as I have done to you.
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