The Vatican updates the gospel and the readings every day (Infobae)
In the Catholic religion, the Mass is considered the most important liturgical celebration. Although it is known for being held on Sundays, in different locations they are held during the week, practically every day.
That is why the Vatican updates the readings and the gospel every day, that is, those passages of the Bible that are the raw material of this liturgical celebration.
Here are the readings and the gospel for this June 6.
Reading from the book of Tobias
Tb 2, 9-14
That night, after burying the body, I bathed, went out to the patio of my house and fell asleep next to the wall, with my face uncovered, because it was hot. I did not know that above, on the wall, there were some birds. His hot dung got into my eyes and white spots formed.
I consulted the doctors to cure me, but the more ointments they applied, the more the spots spread over my eyes, until I was completely blind. I was deprived of sight for four years and all my brothers were grieving. Ajicar took care of me for two years, until he left for Elimaida.
So my wife Ana began to make woolen fabrics to order, which she later delivered to her owners and they paid her. One day, the seventh of the twelfth month, when she finished a job, she handed it over to her owners, who, in addition to giving her her full pay, gave her a kid.
When the kid arrived at my house, it began to bleat, and when I heard it, I called Ana and asked her: “Where did that kid come from? Isn’t it stolen? Give it back to its owners, because we can’t eat anything stolen.” “. Then she replied: “It’s a gift they gave me, in addition to my pay.” But I didn’t believe her and told her to return it to her owners and I got angry with her for that reason. Then she replied to me: “What use have your alms given you? What use have your good deeds served you? Tell me, you know everything!”
The gospel and the readings are the centerpiece for spreading the word of God. (Pexels)
Reading of the holy gospel according to Saint Mark
Mc 12, 13-17
At that time, the high priests, the scribes and the elders sent Jesus some Pharisees and some supporters of Herod, to ask him a trick question. So they approached him and said, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere and that you do not care what people say, because you do not try to flatter men, but rather teach the way of God in all truth. Is it permissible or not to pay tribute to Caesar? Do we give it to him or do we not give it to him?”
Jesus, noticing their hypocrisy, said to them: “Why are you setting a trap for me? Bring me a coin so that I can see it.” They brought it to him and he asked them: “Whose image is it and whose name is written on it?” They answered him: “From Caesar.” Then Jesus answered them: “Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” And he left them amazed.
On the one hand, by insinuating to return to the emperor what belongs to him, Jesus declares that paying the tax is not an act of idolatry, but an act due to earthly authority; on the other – and it is here that Jesus delivers the “masterstroke” – claiming the primacy of God, he asks that what awaits him as Lord of human life and of history be surrendered to him. The reference to the image of Caesar, incised on the coin, says that it is fair to feel like full-fledged citizens of the State —with rights and duties—; but symbolically it makes us think of another image that is imprinted on every man: the image of God. He is the Lord of all and we, who have been created “in his image”, belong first and foremost to him. Starting from the question asked by the Pharisees, Jesus raised a more radical and vital question for each one of us: a question that we can ask ourselves: who do I belong to? To family, to the city, to friends, to school, to work, to politics, to the State? Yes of course. But first of all, Jesus reminds us, you belong to God. This is the fundamental belonging. It is He who has given you everything you are and have. And therefore, our life, day by day, we can and must live it in the recognition of our fundamental belonging and in the recognition of our heart towards our Father, who creates each one of us in a singular, unrepeatable way, but always according to the image of his beloved Son, Jesus. It is an amazing mystery. (Angelus October 22, 2017)
General view of a Mass in the Vatican. (REUTERS/Remo Casilli)
Catholicism is one of the largest and most important religions and one of the most widely practiced in the world.
According to the latest data from the Vatican’s Ecclesial Statistical Yearbook, there are around 1.36 billion Catholics across the planet.
It is in the American continent where more Catholics exist, with almost half of those registered by the Catholic Church.
Within America, there is an area that stands out: South America, where more than a quarter of the world’s Catholics are located.
In recent years, the Vatican has realized that the presence of Catholics has increased significantly on two continents: Asia -particularly the Middle East- and Africa.
In contrast, religious rates in Europe have been declining, while in Oceania they have remained stable.
With information from Vatican News
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