For 25 September 2021, Saturday of week 25 in Ordinary Time, based on Zechariah 2:5-9, 14-15a
I, Zechariah, raised my eyes and looked: there was a man with a measuring line in his hand. I asked, â€œWhere are you going?â€ He answered, â€œTo measure Jerusalem, to see how great is its width and how great its length.â€
Then the angel who spoke with me advanced, and another angel came out to meet him and said to him, â€œRun, tell this to that young man: People will live in Jerusalem as though in open country, because of the multitude of men and beasts in her midst. But I will be for her an encircling wall of fire, says the Lord, and I will be the glory in her midst.â€
Sing and rejoice, O daughter Zion! See, I am coming to dwell among you, says the Lord. Many nations shall join themselves to the Lord on that day, and they shall be his people and he will dwell among you.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.