February 27, 2019

Sirarch 4: 11- 19

4:11And then you shall be like an obedient son of the Most High, and he will take pity on you more than a mother would.
4:12Wisdom breathes life into her sons, and she lifts up those who are seeking her, and she will precede them in the way of justice.
4:13And he who loves her loves life. And those who watch for her shall embrace her delights.
4:14Those who hold to her will inherit life. And whatever place she enters, God will bless.
4:15Those who serve her will yield to what is holy. And God loves those who love wisdom.
4:16He who listens to her shall judge the nations. And he who gazes upon her will remain secure.
4:17If he believes in her, he will inherit her, and whatever arises from him will be confirmed.
4:18For she walks with him through temptation, and she chooses him from the beginning.
4:19She will lead fear and dread and trials over him, and she will crucify him with the tribulation of her doctrine, until she has tested him in his thoughts and she can trust in his soul.

Mark    9: 38-40

9:38 But Jesus said: “Do not prohibit him. For there is no one who can act with virtue in my name and soon speak evil about me.

9:39 For whoever is not against you is for you.

9:40 For whoever, in my name, will give you a cup of water to drink, because you belong to Christ: Amen I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.