July 25th Feast of St James, Gospel Reading (Matthew 20:20-28)

(You shall drink my cup.)

The mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons to make a request of him, and bowed low; and he said to her, “What is it you want?” She said to him, “Promise that these two sons of mine may sit one at your right hand and the other at your left in your kingdom.” “You do not know what you are asking,” Jesus answered. “Can you drink the cup that I am going to drink?” They replied, “We can.” “Very well”, he said, “you shall drink my cup, but as for seats at my right hand and my left, these are not mine to grant; they belong to those to whom they have been allotted by my Father.”

When the other ten heard this they were indignant with the two brothers. But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that among the pagans the rulers lord it over them, and their great men make their authority felt. This is not to happen among you. No; anyone who wants to be first among you must be your slave, just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

The Gospel of the Lord.
R.) Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

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