Readings of the day

First Reading: Is 40, 1-11
Psalm: 95 (96), 1-2.3 & 10ac.11-12.13

Gospel: Mt 18, 12-14

Jesus said to his disciples: “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 hills and go in search of the stray?  
And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it than over the ninety-nine that did not stray.

In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Father that one of these little ones be lost.”