14 February 2021

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today the Church in the United States celebrates the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The assigned readings are Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46; 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1; and Mark 1:40-45. The Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 32 (Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 11).

For one version of the Responsorial Psalm set to music, please visit:

YouTube: I Turn to You, Lord, In Time of Trouble, And You Fill Me with the Joy of Salvation. Psalm 32

The Gospel reading is as follows:

A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said, "If you wish, you can make me clean."

Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, "I do will it. Be made clean."

The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean. Then, warning him sternly, he dismissed him at once. 

He said to him, "See that you tell no one anything, but go, show yourself to the priest  and offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed; that will be proof for them."

The man went away and began to publicize the whole matter. He spread the report abroad so that it was impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly. He remained outside in deserted places, and people kept coming to him from everywhere.

Reflections on these readings:

Oblates of St. Francis de Sales: Sunday Reflections: Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 14, 2021

Oblates of St. Francis de Sales: Sundays Salesian: Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 14, 2021)

Crossroads Initiative: Lessons from the Leper - How to Deal with Suffering

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