31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year: C)
Date: Sunday, November 03rd, 2019, 11:00
Old Testament: Hab. 1:1-4; 2:1-4
1The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet received.
2How long, O LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, "Violence!" but you do not save?
3Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds.
4Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.
Habakkuk 1:1-4 (NIV)
137Righteous are you, O LORD, and your laws are right.
138The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.
139My zeal wears me out, for my enemies ignore your words.
140Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.
141Though I am lowly and despised, I do not forget your precepts.
142Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.
143Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.
144Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding that I may live.
Psalms 119:137-144 (NIV)
1Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3We ought always to thank God for you, brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing.
4Therefore, among God's churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.
11With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith.
12We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4,11-12 (NIV)
1Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through.
2A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.
3He wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd.
4So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.
5When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today."
6So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
7All the people saw this and began to mutter, "He has gone to be the guest of a 'sinner.'"
8But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount."
9Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.
10For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."
Luke 19:1-10 (NIV)