A blessing on the man who puts his trust in the Lord.
Psalm 1:1–4, 6
R. Happy are they who hope in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:12, 16–20
If Christ has not been raised, you are still in your sins.
Rejoice and be glad; your reward is great in heaven.
Luke 6:17, 20–26
Happy are you who are poor, who are hungry, who weep.
Images from the Word
- Great crowd
- How happy are you
- Alas for you
- Like dry scrub
- First fruits
The Homily … should be an exposition of some aspect of the readings from Sacred Scripture or of another text from the Ordinary or from the Proper of the Mass of the day and should take into account both the mystery being celebrated and the particular needs of the listeners.—General Instruction of the Roman Missal, §65
It is the task of the presider to integrate the Scriptures and prayer texts of the Mass being celebrated with the very lives of the participating community. The homilist should be for the community a source for living the faith. It is for this reason that the homily is to be included in every Sunday celebration so that the liturgy may be both summit and source for the community.