Reading 1, Tobit 11:5-15
5 Anna was sitting, watching the road by which her son would come.
6 She was sure at once it must be he and said to the father, ‘Here comes your son, with his companion.’
9 The mother ran forward and threw her arms round her son’s neck. ‘Now I can die,’ she said, ‘I have seen you again.’ And she wept.
10 Tobit rose to his feet and stumbled across the courtyard through the door. Tobias came on towards him
11 (he had the fish’s gall in his hand). He blew into his eyes and said, steadying him, ‘Take courage, father!’ With this he applied the medicine, left it there a while,
12 then with both hands peeled away a filmy skin from the corners of his eyes.
13 Then his father fell on his neck
14 and wept. He exclaimed, ‘I can see you, my son, the light of my eyes!’ And he said: Blessed be God! Blessed be his great name! Blessed be all his holy angels! Blessed be his great name for evermore!
15 For, having afflicted me, he has had pity on me and now I see my son Tobias! Tobias went indoors, joyfully blessing God at the top of his voice. Then he told his father everything; how his journey had been successful and he had brought the silver back; how he had married Sarah the daughter of Raguel; how she was following him now, close behind, and could not be far from the gates of Nineveh.
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 146:2, 7, 8-9, 9-10
8 Yahweh gives sight to the blind, lifts up those who are bowed down.
9 Yahweh protects the stranger, he sustains the orphan and the widow. Yahweh loves the upright,but he frustrates the wicked.
10 Yahweh reigns for ever, your God, Zion, from age to age.
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37 David himself calls him Lord; in what way then can he be his son?’ And the great crowd listened to him with delight.
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