December 29, 2013, First Reading

Sirach    3: 2-6

3:2 Sons, listen to the judgment of your father, and act accordingly, so that you may be saved.

3:3 For God has honored the father in the sons, and, when seeking the judgment of the mother, he has confirmed it in the children.

3:4 He who loves God will plead with him on behalf of sins, and will keep himself away from sin, and will be heeded in the prayers of his days.

3:5 And, like one who stores up treasure, so also is he who honors his mother.

3:6 He who honors his father will find happiness in his own children, and he will be heeded in the day of his prayer.


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