August 25 – Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C : Enter through the narrow Gate

August 31st, 2019

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 we enter into the kingdom of Heaven. The Devil is said to be a wide gate, not extended by the mightiness of his power, but made broad by the license of his unbridled pride. Christ said to be a strait Gate not with respect to smallness of power, but to His humility; for He whom the whole world contains not, shut Himself within the limits of the Virgin’s womb” (St. John Chrysostom).