Our Lady Of The Way Primary School


Address: 19 Green Ave, Kingsbury Vic 3083

Phone: (03) 9460 6684

Gospel Reading & Reflection

First Reading, A reading from the book of Genesis 18:20-32

Lord, do not be angry if I speak.

The Lord said, 'How great an outcry thereis against Sodom and Gomorrah! How grievous is their sin! I propose to go down and see whether or not they have done all that is alleged in the outcry against that has come up to me. I am determined to know'.

The men left there and went to Sodom while Abraham remained standing before the Lord. Approaching him he said, 'Are you really going to destroy the just man with the sinner? Perhaps there are fifty just men in the town. Will you really overwhelm them, will you not spare the place fore the fifty just men in it? Do not think of doing such a thing: to kill the just man with the sinner, treating just and sinner alike! Do not think of it! Will the judge of the whole earth not administer justice?' The Lord replied, 'If at Sodom I find fifty just men in the town, I will spare the whole place because of them'.

Abraham replied, 'I am bold indeed to speak like this to my Lord, I who am dust and ashes. But perhaps the fifty just men lack five: will you destroy the whole city of five?' 'No', he replied, 'I will not destroy it if I find forty-five just men there'. Again Abraham said to him, 'Perhaps there will only be forty there'. 'I will not do it' he replied 'for the sake of the forty'.

Abraham said, 'I trust my Lord will not be angry, but give me leave to speak: perhaps there will only be thirty there.' 'I will not do it' he replied 'if I find thrity there'. He said, 'I am bold indeed to speak like this, but perhaps there will only be twenty there'. 'I will not destroy it' he replied 'for the sake of the twenty'. He said, 'I trust my Lord will not be angry if I speak once more: perhaps there will only ben ten'. I will not destroy it' he replied 'for the sake of the ten'.

This is the word of the Lord

Second Reading, A Reading from the letter of St Paul to the Colossians Col 2:12-24

He has made you alive with Christ for he has forgiven all our sins.

You have been buried with Christ, when you were baptised; and by baptism, too, you have been raised up with him through your belief in the power of God who raised him from the dead. You were dead, because you were sinners and had not been circumcised: he has brought you to life with him, he has forgiven us all our sins.

He has overridden the Law, and cancelled every record of the debt that we had to pay; he has doen away with it by nailing it to the cross.

This is the word of the Lord

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke Lk 11:1-13

Ask, and it will be given tot you.

Once Jesus was in a certain place praying, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said, 'Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.' He said to them, 'Say this when you pray:

"Fathter, may your name be held holy, your kingdom come; give us echc day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive each one who is in debt to us. And do not put us to the test."'

He also said to them, 'Suppose one of you has a friend and goes to him in the middle of the night to say, "My friend, lend me three loaves because a friend of mine on his travels has just arrived at my house and I have nothing to offer him"; and the man answers from inside the house, "Do not bother me. The door is bolted now, and my children and I are in bed; I cannot get up to give it to you." I tell you, if the man does not get up and give it him for friendship's sake, persistence will be enough to make him get up and give his friend all he wants.

'So I say to you: Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For the one who asks always receives; the one who searches always find; the one who knocks will always have the door opened to him. What father among you would hand his son a stone when he asked for bread? Or hand him a snake instead of a fish? Or hand him a scorpion if he asked for an egg? If you then, who are evil, know how to give your children what is good, how much more will the heavenly father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!'.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.



17TH Sunday In Ordinary Time

The disciples find in Jesus a man of intense prayer and in deep communion with his Father. His practice of prayer made the disciples ask him to teach them also to pray. He taught them a prayer that has become the classical example for all prayer. Prayer as taught by Jesus is an expression of our filial trust in God who is our loving Father. It is an expression of praise and thanks to God our Father for his goodness, giving glory due to his name. It is an expression of our longing to fulfil his will in our lives and in the world. It is an expression of our spiritual and material needs to the loving Father who knows our needs even before we ask. It is above all an expression of our longing for the forgiveness of our offences. It is an expression of our willingness to forgive others who have offended us. It is a plea for deliverance from every evil.


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