Readings of the day

First Reading: Acts 19, 1-8
Psalm: 67 (68), 2-3.4-5ac.6-7ab

Gospel: Jn 16, 29-33

In those days, Jesus’ disciples said, “Yes, now you are speaking plainly, not in any figure of speech! Now we know that you know all things, and do not need to have anyone question you; by this we believe that you came from God.” Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? The hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each one to his home, and you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!”