Catholic Daily Reading 10th December 2012

"Isa 35:1  The land that was desolate and impassable shall be glad, and the wilderness shall rejoice, and shall flourish like the lily.
Isa 35:2  It shall bud forth and blossom, and shall rejoice with joy and praise: the glory of Libanus is given to it: the beauty of Carmel, and Saron, they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the beauty of our God.
Isa 35:3  Strengthen ye the feeble hands, and confirm the weak knees.
Isa 35:4  Say to the fainthearted: Take courage, and fear not: behold your God will bring the revenge of recompense: God himself will come and will save you.
Isa 35:5  Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
Isa 35:6  Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall be free: for waters are broken out in the desert, and streams in the wilderness.
Isa 35:7  And that which was dry land, shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water. In the dens where dragons dwelt before, shall rise up the verdure of the reed and the bulrush.
Isa 35:8  And a path and a way shall be there, and it shall be called the holy way: the unclean shall not pass over it, and this shall be unto you a straight way, so that fools shall not err therein.
Isa 35:9  No lion shall be there, nor shall any mischievous beast go up by it, nor be found there: but they shall walk there that shall be delivered.
Isa 35:10  And the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and shall come into Sion with praise, and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and mourning shall flee away. "
Isaiah 35:1-10

"Psa 86:9  All the nations thou hast made shall come and adore before thee, O Lord: and they shall glorify thy name.
Psa 86:10  For thou art great and dost wonderful things: thou art God alone.
Psa 86:11  Conduct me, O Lord, in thy way, and I will walk in thy truth: let my heart rejoice that it may fear thy name.
Psa 86:12  I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify thy name for ever:
Psa 86:13  For thy mercy is great towards me: and thou hast delivered my soul out of the lower hell.
Psa 86:14  O God, the wicked are risen up against me, and the assembly of the mighty have sought my soul: and they have not set thee before their eyes."
Psalm 85:9-14

"Luk 5:17  And it came to pass on a certain day, as he sat teaching, that there were also Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, that were come out of every town of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was to heal them.
Luk 5:18  And behold, men brought in a bed a man who had the palsy: and they sought means to bring him in and to lay him before him.
Luk 5:19  And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in, because of the multitude, they went up upon the roof and let him down through the tiles with his bed into the midst before Jesus.
Luk 5:20  Whose faith when he saw, he said: Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
Luk 5:21  And the scribes and Pharisees began to think, saying: Who is this who speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?
Luk 5:22  And when Jesus knew their thoughts, answering he said to them: What is it you think in your hearts?
Luk 5:23  Which is easier to say: Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say: Arise and walk?
Luk 5:24  But that you may know that the Son of man hath the power on earth to forgive sins (he saith to the sick of the palsy), I say to thee to: Arise, take up thy bed and go into thy house.
Luk 5:25  And immediately rising up before them, he took up the bed on which he lay: and he went away to his own house, glorifying God.
Luk 5:26  And all were astonished: and they glorified God. And they were filled with fear, saying: We have seen wonderful things to-day."
Luke 5:17-26