20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year: C)
Date: Sunday, August 18th, 2019, 11:00
Old Testament: Isa. 5:1-7
1I will sing for the one I love a song about his vineyard: My loved one had a vineyard on a fertile hillside.
2He dug it up and cleared it of stones and planted it with the choicest vines. He built a watchtower in it and cut out a winepress as well. Then he looked for a crop of good grapes, but it yielded only bad fruit.
3"Now you dwellers in Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge between me and my vineyard.
4What more could have been done for my vineyard than I have done for it? When I looked for good grapes, why did it yield only bad?
5Now I will tell you what I am going to do to my vineyard: I will take away its hedge, and it will be destroyed; I will break down its wall, and it will be trampled.
6I will make it a wasteland, neither pruned nor cultivated, and briers and thorns will grow there. I will command the clouds not to rain on it."
7The vineyard of the LORD Almighty is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are the garden of his delight. And he looked for justice, but saw bloodshed; for righteousness, but heard cries of distress.
Isaiah 5:1-7 (NIV)
1Hear us, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock; you who sit enthroned between the cherubim, shine forth
2before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh. Awaken your might; come and save us.
8You brought a vine out of Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it.
9You cleared the ground for it, and it took root and filled the land.
10The mountains were covered with its shade, the mighty cedars with its branches.
11It sent out its boughs to the Sea, its shoots as far as the River.
12Why have you broken down its walls so that all who pass by pick its grapes?
13Boars from the forest ravage it and the creatures of the field feed on it.
14Return to us, O God Almighty! Look down from heaven and see! Watch over this vine,
15the root your right hand has planted, the son you have raised up for yourself.
16Your vine is cut down, it is burned with fire; at your rebuke your people perish.
17Let your hand rest on the man at your right hand, the son of man you have raised up for yourself.
18Then we will not turn away from you; revive us, and we will call on your name.
19Restore us, O LORD God Almighty; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.
Psalms 80:1-2,8-19 (NIV)
Hebrews 11:29-12 (NIV)
49"I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!
50But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is completed!
51Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.
52From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three.
53They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."
54He said to the crowd: "When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, 'It's going to rain,' and it does.
55And when the south wind blows, you say, 'It's going to be hot,' and it is.
56Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don't know how to interpret this present time?
Luke 12:49-56 (NIV)