August 21 – Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C : Enter through the narrow Gate

August 16th, 2016

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First Reading  Isaiah 66:18-21
Nations of every language shall come to see my glory.


Responsorial Psalm  Psalm 117:1-2
Praise the Lord, all you nations.


Second Reading  Hebrews 12:5-7,11-13
Whom the Lord loves, he disciplines.


Gospel Reading
Luke 13:22-30


 “The gate to perdition is the devil,through whom we enter into hell; the gate of life is Christ, through whom weenter into the kingdom of Heaven. The Devil is said to be a wide gate, notextended by the mightiness of his power, but made broad by the license of hisunbridled pride. Christ said to be a strait Gate not with respect to smallnessof power, but to His humility; for He whom the whole world contains not, shutHimself within the limits of the Virgin’s womb” (St. John Chrysostom).