A reading from the Fist Letter of the Apostle John
1 Jn 3:22–4:6

We receive from him whatever we ask,
because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
And his commandment is this:
we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ,
and love one another just as he commanded us.
Those who keep his commandments remain in him, and he in them,
and the way we know that he remains in us
is from the Spirit whom he gave us.

Beloved, do not trust every spirit
but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God,
because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
This is how you can know the Spirit of God:
every spirit that acknowledges Jesus Christ come in the flesh
belongs to God,
and every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus
does not belong to God.
This is the spirit of the antichrist
who, as you heard, is to come,
but in fact is already in the world.
You belong to God, children, and you have conquered them,
for the one who is in you
is greater than the one who is in the world.
They belong to the world;
accordingly, their teaching belongs to the world,
and the world listens to them.
We belong to God, and anyone who knows God listens to us,
while anyone who does not belong to God refuses to hear us.
This is how we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit.


From the Gospel according to Matthew
Mt 4:12-17, 23-25

When Jesus heard that John had been arrested,
he withdrew to Galilee.
He left Nazareth and went to live in Capernaum by the sea,
in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali,
that what had been said through Isaiah the prophet
might be fulfilled:

Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,
the way to the sea, beyond the Jordan,
Galilee of the Gentiles,
the people who sit in darkness
have seen a great light,
on those dwelling in a land overshadowed by death
light has arisen.

From that time on, Jesus began to preach and say,
“Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

He went around all of Galilee,
teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom,
and curing every disease and illness among the people.
His fame spread to all of Syria,
and they brought to him all who were sick with various diseases
and racked with pain,
those who were possessed, lunatics, and paralytics,
and he cured them.
And great crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, and Judea,
and from beyond the Jordan followed him.

Isaiah – Chapter 60

The Bible – Old Testament Isaiah Index Chapter 60 1 1 Rise up in splendor! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you. 2 See, darkness covers the earth, and thick clouds cover the peoples; But upon you the LORD shines, and over you appears his glory. 3 Nations shall walk by… Seguir leyendo Isaiah – Chapter 60


Domingo II después de Navidad.

Sal 147, 12-13. 14-15. 19-20
R. La Verbo se hizo carne y habitó entre nosotros.

Glorifica al Señor, Jerusalén;
alaba a tu Dios, Sión.
Que ha reforzado los cerrojos de tus puertas,
y ha bendecido a tus hijos dentro de ti. R.

R. La Verbo se hizo carne y habitó entre nosotros.

Ha puesto paz en tus fronteras,
te sacia con flor de harina.
Él envía su mensaje a la tierra,
y su palabra corre veloz. R.

R. La Verbo se hizo carne y habitó entre nosotros.

Anuncia su palabra a Jacob,
sus decretos y mandatos a Israel;
con ninguna nación obró así,
ni les dio a conocer sus mandatos. R.

R. La Verbo se hizo carne y habitó entre nosotros.

Aleluya Cf. 1 Tim 3,16
R. Aleluya, aleluya, aleluya.

Gloria a ti, Cristo, proclamado en las naciones;
gloria a ti, Cristo, creído en el mundo. R.