Memorial of the Guardian Angels
FIRST READING: Job 42: 1 - 3, 5 - 6, 12 - 17
1 Then Job answered the Lord, and said:
2 I know that thou canst do all things, and no thought is hid from thee.
3 Who is this that hideth counsel without knowledge? Therefore I have spoken unwisely, and things that above measure exceeded my knowledge.
5 With the hearing of the ear, I have heard thee, but now my eye seeth thee.
6 Therefore I reprehend myself, and do penance in dust and ashes.
12 And the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning. And he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.
13 And he had seven sons, and three daughters.
14 And he called the names of one Dies, and the name of the second Cassia, and the name of the third Cornustibil.
15 And there were not found in all the earth women so beautiful as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.
16 And Job lived after these things, a hundred and forty years, and he saw his children, and his children's children, unto the fourth generation,
17 And he died an old man, and full of days.
PSALM: Psalms 119: 66, 71, 75, 91, 125, 130, 135
66 Teach me goodness and discipline and knowledge; for I have believed thy commandments.
71 It is good for me that thou hast humbled me, that I may learn thy justifications.
75 I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are equity: and in thy truth thou hast humbled me.
91 By thy ordinance the day goeth on: for all things serve thee.
125 I am thy servant: give me understanding that I may know thy testimonies.
130 The declaration of thy words giveth light: and giveth understanding to little ones.
135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: and teach me thy justifications.
GOSPEL: Matthew 18: 1 - 5, 10
1 At that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying: Who thinkest thou is the greater in the kingdom of heaven?
2 And Jesus calling unto him a little child, set him in the midst of them,
3 And said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And he that shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me.
10 See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.