|Photograph by Kate Jendrezak '20||Week 3, Day 4|
|Wednesday, December 18|
|First Reading: JER 23:5-8|
|Responsorial Psalm: PS 72:1-2, 12-13, 18-19|
|Gospel: MT 1:18-25|
Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD,
when I will raise up a righteous shoot to David;
As king he shall reign and govern wisely,
he shall do what is just and right in the land.
In his days Judah shall be saved,
Israel shall dwell in security.
This is the name they give him:
"The LORD our justice."
Therefore, the days will come, says the LORD,
when they shall no longer say, "As the LORD lives,
who brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt";
but rather, "As the LORD lives,
who brought the descendants of the house of Israel
up from the land of the north"–
and from all the lands to which I banished them;
they shall again live on their own land.