Lent, Day 23

“Lent, Day 23”
First Reading at Mass from Isaiah 65:17
Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

See, I am creating new heavens
and a new earth;
The former things shall not be remembered
nor come to mind.
Instead, shout for joy and be glad forever
in what I am creating.
Indeed, I am creating Jerusalem to be a joy
and its people to be a delight; 
I will rejoice in Jerusalem
and exult in my people.
No longer shall the sound of weeping be heard there,
or the sound of crying; 
No longer shall there be in it
an infant who lives but a few days,
nor anyone who does not live a full lifetime;
One who dies at a hundred years shall be considered a youth,
and one who falls short of a hundred shall be thought accursed.
They shall build houses and live in them,
they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

Isaiah 65:17-21

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