Saturday of the fourth week of Lent

Saturday, April 6, 2019

First reading

Jer 11:18-20

* Some people plotted to kill me. And like a lamb being led to the butcher, I knew nothing about their plans. But then the Lord told me that they had planned to chop me down like a tree— fruit and all— so that no one would ever remember me again. I prayed, “Lord All-Powerful, 11.20 Ws 1.6 you always do what is right, and you know every thought. So I trust you to help me and to take revenge.”.


Jn 7:40-53

Some in the crowd who heard these words said. "This is truly the Prophet." Others said. "This is the Messiah." But others said. "The Messiah will not come from Galilee. will he? Does not scripture say that the Messiah will be of David's family and come from Bethlehem. the village where David lived?" So a division occurred in the crowd because of him. Some of them even wanted to arrest him. but no one laid hands on him. So the guards went to the chief priests and Pharisees. who asked them. "Why did you not bring him?" The guards answered. "Never before has anyone spoken like this one." So the Pharisees answered them. "Have you also been deceived? Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him? But this crowd. which does not know the law. is accursed." Nicodemus. one of their members who had come to him earlier. said to them. "Does our law condemn a person before it first hears him and finds out what he is doing?" They answered and said to him. "You are not from Galilee also. are you? Look and see that no prophet arises from Galilee." Then each went to his own house.