June 19 - Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time : Who is Jesus?

June 16th, 2016

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First Reading  Zechariah 12:10–11; 13:1
Zechariah prophesies a time of great mourning.

 

Responsorial Psalm  Psalm 63:2–6,8–9
A psalm of longing to return to a close relationship with God.

 

Second Reading  Galatians 3:26–29
For the baptized, union with Christ goes beyond all boundaries. 

 

Gospel Reading
Luke 9:18–24 

 

 

Today's Gospel invitesus to believe in Jesus who is the Christ and only in Him. A common misconception among the crowd wasthat the Christ would be a powerful political liberator who would set Israelfree from the Romans. This was far from the truth. The Son of Man isdestined to suffer grievously, to be rejected by the elders and the chiefpriests and scribes and to be put to death, and to be raised up on the thirdday. Thus we are reminded that we are to believe in Christ but that Christis different in the sense that He comes with the Cross and on the Cross.