Daily Bible Reading
Monday of the Thirty-third week in Ordinary Time
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 18:35-43.
As Jesus approached Jericho a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging,
and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening.
They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by."
He shouted, "Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!"
The people walking in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent, but he kept calling out all the more, "Son of David, have pity on me!"
Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him,
What do you want me to do for you? He replied, "Lord, please let me see."
Jesus told him, "Have sight; your faith has saved you."
He immediately received his sight and followed him, giving glory to God. When they saw this, all the people gave praise to God.
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"He followed Jesus, giving glory to God"
Odes of Solomon (Hebrew Christian text from the beginning of the 2nd century)
I raised my hands to heaven,
to the grace of the Lord.
He cast my chains far away from me;
my defender has raised me up
according to his grace and salvation.
I have stripped off darkness
and put on light.
I have discovered limbs that know not
affliction, anguish or pain.
The thought of the Lord has greatly supported me
and his incorruptible communion.
His light has raised me up;
I have walked in his presence
and shall draw close to him,
praising and glorifying him.
My heart overflows,
it has filled my mouth,
gushed forth from my lips.
The rejoicing of the Lord and his praise
light up my face.