3rd Week in Ordinary Time
Francis de Sales
1st Reading: 2 S 6:12-15, 17-19
King David was told that Yahweh had blessed the family of Obededom and all that belonged to him because of the ark of God, so he went to bring up the ark of God from the house of Obededom to the city of David, rejoicing. After those who carried the ark of Yahweh had walked six paces, they sacrificed an ox and a fattened calf.
David whirled round dancing with all his heart before Yahweh, wearing a linen ephod, for he and all the Israelites brought up the ark of Yahweh, shouting joyfully and sounding the horn.
They brought in the ark of Yahweh and laid it in its place in the tent which David had pitched for it. Then David offered burnt and peace offerings before Yahweh. Once the offerings had been made, David blessed the people in the name of Yahweh of hosts, and distributed to each of them, to each man and woman of the entire assembly of Israel, a loaf of bread, a portion of meat and a raisin cake. With this, all the people left for their homes.
Gospel: Mark 3:31-35
Jesus’ mother and brothers came. As they stood outside, they sent someone to call him. The crowd sitting around Jesus told him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside asking for you.” He replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?”
And looking around at those who sat there he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. Whoever does the will of God is brother and sister and mother to me.”
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