Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe
Ezekiel 2: 8- 3: 4
2:8 But as for you, son of man, listen to all that I say to you. And do not choose to be provoking, as that house is a provoker. Open your mouth, and eat whatever I give to you.”
2:9 And I looked, and behold: a hand was put forth toward me; there was a scroll rolled up in it. And he spread it out before me, and there was writing on the inside and on the outside. And there were written in it lamentations, and verses, and woes
3:1 And he said to me: “Son of man, eat whatever you will find; eat this scroll, and, going forth, speak to the sons of Israel.”
3:2 And I opened my mouth, and he fed me that scroll.
3:3 And he said to me: “Son of man, your stomach shall eat, and your interior shall be filled with this scroll, which I am giving to you.” And I ate it, and in my mouth it became as sweet as honey.
3:4 And he said to me: “Son of man, go to the house of Israel, and you shall speak my words to them.
Matthew 18: 1- 5, 10, 12- 14
18:1 In that hour, the disciples drew near to Jesus, saying, “Whom do you consider to be greater in the kingdom of heaven?”
18:2 And Jesus, calling to himself a little child, placed him in their midst.
18:3 And he said: “Amen I say to you, unless you change and become like little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
18:4 Therefore, whoever will have humbled himself like this little child, such a one is greater in the kingdom of heaven.
18:5 And whoever shall accept one such little child in my name, accepts me.
18:10 See to it that you do not despise even one of these little ones. For I say to you, that their Angels in heaven continually look upon the face of my Father, who is in heaven.
18:12 How does it seem to you? If someone has one hundred sheep, and if one of them has gone astray, should he not leave behind the ninety-nine in the mountains, and go out to seek what has gone astray?
18:13 And if he should happen to find it: Amen I say to you, that he has more joy over that one, than over the ninety-nine which did not go astray.
18:14 Even so, it is not the will before your Father, who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should be lost.