5th April Daily Reading


First Reading: From the Book of Acts 4:32-37

Vrs32 The whole group of believers was united, heart and soul; no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, as everything they owned was held in common.

Vrs33 The apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus with great power, and they were all accorded great respect.

Vrs34 None of their members was ever in want, as all those who owned land or houses would sell them, and bring the money from the sale of them,

Vrs35 to present it to the apostles; it was then distributed to any who might be in need.

Vrs36 There was a Levite of Cypriot origin called Joseph whom the apostles surnamed Barnabas (which means ‘son of encouragement’).

Vrs36 He owned a piece of land and he sold it and brought the money and presented it to the apostles.

Responsorial Psalm: From Psalms 93:1, 1-2, 5

Vrs1 Yahweh is king, robed in majesty, robed is Yahweh and girded with power.

Vrs2 The world is indeed set firm, it can never be shaken; your throne is set firm from of old, from all eternityyou exist.

Vrs5 Your decrees stand firm, unshakeable, holiness is the beauty of your house, Yahweh, for all time to come.

Gospel Reading: From the Gospel Account of Saint John 3:7-15

Vrs7 Do not be surprised when I say: You must be born from above.

Vrs8 The wind blows where it pleases; you can hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.

Vrs9 ‘How is that possible?’ asked Nicodemus.

Vrs10 Jesus replied, ‘You are the Teacher of Israel, and you do not know these things!

Vrs11 ‘In all truth I tell you, we speak only about what we know and witness only to what we have seen and yet you people reject our evidence.

Vrs12 If you do not believe me when I speak to you about earthly things, how will you believe me when I speak to you about heavenly things?

Vrs13 No one has gone up to heaven except the one who came down from heaven, the Son of man;

Vrs14 as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so must the Son of man be lifted up

Vrs15 so that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.


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