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Thursday, May 26, 2022

First Reading (Acts 18,1-8)

1After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth, 2where he met a Jew called Aquila whose family came from Pontus. He and his wife Priscilla had recently left Italy because an edict of Claudius had expelled all the Jews from Rome. Paul went to visit them, 3and when he found they were tentmakers, of the same trade as himself, he lodged with them, and they worked together.
4Every Sabbath he used to hold debates in the synagogues, trying to convert Jews as well as Greeks.
5After Silas and Timothy had arrived from Macedonia, Paul devoted all his time to preaching, declaring to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.
6When they turned against him and started to insult him, he took his cloak and shook it out in front of them, saying, 'Your blood be on your own heads; from now on I will go to the gentiles with a clear conscience.'
7Then he left the synagogue and moved to the house next door that belonged to a worshipper of God called Justus.
8Crispus, president of the synagogue, and his whole household, all became believers in the Lord. Many Corinthians when they heard this became believers and were baptised.

Psalm (Ps 98,1.2-3ab.3cd-4)

1[Psalm] Sing a new song to Yahweh, for he has performed wonders, his saving power is in his right hand and his holy arm.
2Yahweh has made known his saving power, revealed his saving justice for the nations to see, 3mindful of his faithful love and his constancy to the House of Israel. The whole wide world has seen the saving power of our God.
3mindful of his faithful love and his constancy to the House of Israel. The whole wide world has seen the saving power of our God.
4Acclaim Yahweh, all the earth, burst into shouts of joy!

Gospel (Jn 16,16-20)

16In a short time you will no longer see me, and then a short time later you will see me again.
17Then some of his disciples said to one another, 'What does he mean, "In a short time you will no longer see me, and then a short time later you will see me again," and, "I am going to the Father"?
18What is this "short time"? We don't know what he means.'
19Jesus knew that they wanted to question him, so he said, 'You are asking one another what I meant by saying, "In a short time you will no longer see me, and then a short time later you will see me again."
20'In all truth I tell you, you will be weeping and wailing while the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn to joy.