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PALABRA DEL DÍA

24/11/2021

LECTURA DEL DÍA

Del Libro del Profeta Daniel Dn 5, 1-6. 13-14. 16-17. 23-28

En aquellos días, el rey Baltasar dio un gran banquete en honor de mil funcionarios suyos y se puso a beber con ellos. Animado por el vino, Baltasar mandó traer los vasos de oro y de plata que su padre, Nabucodonosor, había robado del templo de Jerusalén, para que bebieran en ellos el rey y sus funcionarios, sus mujeres y sus concubinas.

Trajeron, pues, los vasos de oro y de plata robados del templo de Jerusalén, y en ellos bebieron el rey y sus funcionarios, sus mujeres y sus concubinas. Bebieron y comenzaron a alabar a sus dioses de oro y plata, de bronce y de hierro, de madera y de piedra.

De repente aparecieron los dedos de una mano, que se pusieron a escribir en la pared del palacio, detrás del candelabro, y el rey veía cómo iban escribiendo los dedos. Entonces el rey se demudó, la mente se le turbó, le faltaron las fuerzas y las rodillas le empezaron a temblar.

Trajeron a Daniel y el rey le dijo: “¿Eres tú Daniel, uno de los judíos desterrados, que mi padre Nabucodonosor trajo de Judea? Me han dicho que posees el espíritu de Dios, inteligencia, prudencia y sabiduría extraordinarias. Me han dicho que puedes interpretar los sueños y resolver los problemas. Si logras leer estas palabras y me las interpretas, te pondrán un vestido de púrpura y un collar de oro y serás el tercero en mi reino”.

Daniel le respondió al rey: “Puedes quedarte con tus regalos y darle a otro tus obsequios. Yo te voy a leer esas palabras y te las voy a interpretar.

Tú te has rebelado contra el Señor del cielo: has mandado traer los vasos de su casa, y tú y tus funcionarios, tus mujeres y tus concubinas han bebido en ellos; has alabado a dioses de plata y de oro, de bronce y de hierro, de madera y de piedra, que no ven ni oyen ni entienden, pero no has glorificado al Dios que tiene en sus manos tu vida y tu actividad. Por eso Dios ha enviado esa mano para que escribiera.

Las palabras escritas son: ‘Contado, Pesado, Dividido’ y ésta es su interpretación. ‘Contado’: Dios ha contado los días de tu reinado y les ha puesto límite. ‘Pesado’: Dios te ha pesado en la balanza y te falta peso. ‘Dividido’: Tu reino se ha dividido y se lo entregarán a los medos y a los persas”.

EVANGELIO DEL DÍA

Evangelio según Lucas Lc 21, 12-19

En aquel tiempo, Jesús dijo a sus discípulos: “Los perseguirán y los apresarán, los llevarán a los tribunales y a la cárcel, y los harán comparecer ante reyes y gobernantes por causa mía. Con esto ustedes darán testimonio de mí.

Grábense bien que no tienen que preparar de antemano su defensa, porque yo les daré palabras sabias, a las que no podrá resistir ni contradecir ningún adversario de ustedes.

Los traicionarán hasta sus padres y hermanos, sus parientes y amigos. Matarán a algunos de ustedes, y todos los odiarán por causa mía. Sin embargo, ni un cabello de su cabeza perecerá. Si se mantienen firmes, conseguirán la vida’’.

WORD OF THE DAY

24/11/2021

READING OF THE DAY

A reading from the book of Daniel
Dn 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28

King Belshazzar gave a great banquet for a thousand of his lords,
with whom he drank.
Under the influence of the wine,
he ordered the gold and silver vessels
which Nebuchadnezzar, his father,
had taken from the temple in Jerusalem,
to be brought in so that the king, his lords,
his wives and his entertainers might drink from them.
When the gold and silver vessels
taken from the house of God in Jerusalem had been brought in,
and while the king, his lords, his wives and his entertainers
were drinking wine from them,
they praised their gods of gold and silver,
bronze and iron, wood and stone.

Suddenly, opposite the lampstand,
the fingers of a human hand appeared,
writing on the plaster of the wall in the king’s palace.
When the king saw the wrist and hand that wrote, his face blanched;
his thoughts terrified him, his hip joints shook,
and his knees knocked.

Then Daniel was brought into the presence of the king.
The king asked him, “Are you the Daniel, the Jewish exile,
whom my father, the king, brought from Judah?
I have heard that the Spirit of God is in you,
that you possess brilliant knowledge and extraordinary wisdom.
I have heard that you can interpret dreams and solve difficulties;
if you are able to read the writing and tell me what it means,
you shall be clothed in purple,
wear a gold collar about your neck,
and be third in the government of the kingdom.”

Daniel answered the king:
“You may keep your gifts, or give your presents to someone else;
but the writing I will read for you, O king,
and tell you what it means.
You have rebelled against the Lord of heaven.
You had the vessels of his temple brought before you,
so that you and your nobles, your wives and your entertainers,
might drink wine from them;
and you praised the gods of silver and gold,
bronze and iron, wood and stone,
that neither see nor hear nor have intelligence.
But the God in whose hand is your life breath
and the whole course of your life, you did not glorify.

By him were the wrist and hand sent, and the writing set down.

“This is the writing that was inscribed:
MENE, TEKEL, and PERES.
These words mean:
MENE, God has numbered your kingdom and put an end to it;
TEKEL, you have been weighed on the scales and found wanting;
PERES, your kingdom has been divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”

GOSPEL OF THE DAY

From the Gospel according to Luke
Lk 21:12-19

Jesus said to the crowd:
“They will seize and persecute you,
they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons,
and they will have you led before kings and governors
because of my name.
It will lead to your giving testimony.
Remember, you are not to prepare your defense beforehand,
for I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking
that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute.
You will even be handed over by parents,
brothers, relatives, and friends,
and they will put some of you to death.
You will be hated by all because of my name,
but not a hair on your head will be destroyed.
By your perseverance you will secure your lives.”