Tuesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Brian Schoonover August 13, 2019 Daily Readings Reading 1 Dt 31:1-8 When Moses had finished speaking to all Israel, he said to them,“I am now one hundred and twenty years oldand am no longer able to move about freely;besides, the LORD has told me that I shall not cross this Jordan.It is the LORD, your God, who will cross before you;he will destroy these nations before you,that you may supplant them.It is Joshua who will cross before you, as the LORD promised.The LORD will deal with them just as he dealt with Sihon and Og,the kings of the Amorites whom he destroyed,and with their country.When, therefore, the LORD delivers them up to you,you must deal with them exactly as I have ordered you.Be brave and steadfast; have no fear or dread of them,for it is the LORD, your God, who marches with you;he will never fail you or forsake you.” Then Moses summoned Joshua and in the presence of all Israelsaid to him, “Be brave and steadfast,for you must bring this people into the landwhich the LORD swore to their fathers he would give them;you must put them in possession of their heritage.It is the LORD who marches before you;he will be with you and will never fail you or forsake you.So do not fear or be dismayed.” Responsorial Psalm Deuteronomy 32:3-4ab, 7, 8, 9 and 12 R.(9a) The portion of the Lord is his people.For I will sing the LORD’s renown.Oh, proclaim the greatness of our God!The Rock–how faultless are his deeds,how right all his ways!R. The portion of the Lord is his people.Think back on the days of old,reflect on the years of age upon age.Ask your father and he will inform you,ask your elders and they will tell you.R. The portion of the Lord is his people.When the Most High assigned the nations their heritage,when he parceled out the descendants of Adam,He set up the boundaries of the peoplesafter the number of the sons of Israel.R. The portion of the Lord is his people.While the LORD’s own portion was Jacob,his hereditary share was Israel.The LORD alone was their leader,no strange god was with him.R. The portion of the Lord is his people. Alleluia Mt 11:29ab R. Alleluia, alleluia.Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,for I am meek and humble of heart.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mt 18:1-5, 10, 12-14 The disciples approached Jesus and said,“Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?”He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said,“Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children,you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven.Whoever becomes humble like this childis the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me. “See that you do not despise one of these little ones,for I say to you that their angels in heavenalways look upon the face of my heavenly Father.What is your opinion?If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray,will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hillsand go in search of the stray?And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over itthan over the ninety-nine that did not stray. In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Fatherthat one of these little ones be lost.” For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saints Pontian and Hippolytus, please go here. – – – Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.