February 28, 2017

Sirarch 35: 1- 12

35:1 Whoever observes the law multiplies oblations.
35:2 It is a salutary sacrifice to attend to the commandments and to withdraw from all iniquity.
35:3 And to depart from injustice is to offer a propitiatory sacrifice for injustices and a supplication for sins.
35:4 Whoever gives thanks, offers a gift of fine flour, and whoever acts with mercy, offers a sacrifice.
35:5 To withdraw from iniquity is well-pleasing to the Lord. And to withdraw from injustice is a supplication for sins.
35:6 You should not appear empty before the sight of the Lord.
35:7 For all these things are to be done because of the commandment of God.
35:8 The oblation of the just fattens the altar, and is a fragrance of sweetness in the sight of the Most High.
35:9 The sacrifice of the just is acceptable, and the Lord will never forget the memorial of it.
35:10 Render glory to God with a good heart. And you should not reduce the first-fruits of your hands.
35:11 With every gift, have a cheerful countenance, and sanctify your tithes with exultation.
35:12 Give to the Most High according to his gifts to you, and act with a good eye toward the creations of your hands.

Mark 10: 28- 31

10:28 And Peter began to say to him, “Behold, we have left all things and have followed you.”
10:29 In response, Jesus said: “Amen I say to you, There is no one who has left behind house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or land, for my sake and for the Gospel,
10:30 who will not receive one hundred times as much, now in this time: houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and land, with persecutions, and in the future age eternal life.
10:31 But many of the first shall be last, and the last shall be first.”