July 27, 2019

The Book of Exodus     24: 3-8

24:3Therefore, Moses went and explained to the people all the words of the Lord, as well as the judgments. And all the people responded with one voice: “We will do all the words of the Lord, which he has spoken.”
24:4Then Moses wrote all the words of the Lord. And rising up in the morning, he built an altar at the base of the mountain, with twelve titles according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
24:5And he sent youths from the sons of Israel, and they offered holocausts, and they immolated calves as peace-offerings to the Lord.
24:6And so Moses took one half part of the blood, and he put it into bowls. Then the remaining part he poured over the altar.
24:7And taking up the book of the covenant, he read it in the hearing of the people, who said: “All that the Lord has spoken, we will do, and we will be obedient.”
24:8In truth, taking up the blood, he sprinkled it on the people, and he said, “This is the blood of the covenant, which the Lord has formed with you concerning all these words.”

The Holy Gospel According Matthew 13: 24-30

13:24 He proposed another parable to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.
13:25 But while the men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds amid the wheat, and then went away.
13:26 And when the plants had grown, and had produced fruit, then the weeds also appeared.
13:27 So the servants of the Father of the family, approaching, said to him: ‘Lord, did you not sow good seed in your field? Then how is it that it has weeds?’
13:28 And he said to them, ‘A man who is an enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Is it your will that we should go and gather them up?’
13:29 And he said: ‘No, lest perhaps in gathering the weeds, you might also root out the wheat together with it.
13:30 Permit both to grow until the harvest, and at the time of the harvest, I will say to the reapers: Gather first the weeds, and bind them into bundles to burn, but the wheat gather into my storehouse.’ ”