Our first reading for this weekend is taken from the marvelous second book of Kings, and it deals with the prophet Elisha, who was the chosen successor of the prophet Elijah. The narrative is, on one level, very simple and charming, but it also presents a kind of icon of the relationship between priests and their people.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16A
Psalm – Psalm 89:2-19
Reading 2 – Romans 6:3-4, 8-11
Gospel – Matthew 10:37-42