First reading
Galatians 4:22-24,26-27,31-5:1
Christ freed us: do not submit again to slavery

The Law says, if you remember, that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave-girl, and one by his free-born wife. The child of the slave-girl was born in the ordinary way; the child of the free woman was born as the result of a promise. This can be regarded as an allegory: the women stand for the two covenants. The first who comes from Mount Sinai, and whose children are slaves, is Hagar.

The Jerusalem above, however, is free and is our mother, since scripture says: Shout for joy, you barren women who bore no children! Break into shouts of joy and gladness, you who were never in labor. For there are more sons of the forsaken one than sons of the wedded wife. So, my brothers, we are the children, not of the slave-girl, but of the free-born wife.
When Christ freed us, he meant us to remain free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.
Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 112(113):1-7

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R. (See 2) Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.
1B Praise, you servants of the LORD,
praise the name of the LORD.
2 Blessed be the name of the LORD
both now and forever.
R. Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.

3 From the rising to the setting of the sun
is the name of the LORD to be praised.
4 High above all nations is the LORD;
above the heavens is his glory.
R. Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.
5A Who is like the LORD, our God,
6 who looks upon the heavens and the earth below?
7 He raises up the lowly from the dust;
from the dunghill he lifts up the poor.
R. Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.

Gospel Acclamation

Psalm 118:88
Alleluia, alleluia!
Because of your love give me life,
and I will do your will.
Alleluia!

Gospel

Luke 11:29-32
As Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be a sign
The crowds got even bigger, and Jesus addressed them:
‘This is a wicked generation; it is asking for a sign. The only sign it will be given is the sign of Jonah. For just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. On Judgement day the Queen of the South will rise up with the men of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and there is something greater than Solomon here. On Judgement day the men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation and condemn it, because when Jonah preached they repented; and there is something greater than Jonah here.’

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