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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 The Collect for today is short: "Grant us, Lord our God, that we may honor you with all our mind, and love everyone in truth of heart." It is brief but powerful and worth praying for this grace all week.

The first reading is from the Book of Deuteronomy: 18: 15-20.

The Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9.

"If today you her his voice, harden not your hearts."

"Let us come joyfully to the Lord; let us acclaim the rock of our salvation.

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us joyfully sing psalms to him.

Come, let us bow down in worship; let us kneel before the Lord who made us.

For he is our God, and we are the people he shepherds, the flock he guides.

Oh, that today you would hear his voice;..."

The second reading is from Paul's First Letter to 5 the Corinthians 7:32-35. Paul wants us to be free from anxieties. He seems to believe that the unmarried are only anxious about the things of the Lord.

The Gospel is Mark 1:1-28.

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