June 1, 2015


Tobit 1: 3, 2: 1- 8

1:3 So then, every day, all that he was             able to obtain, he bestowed on his             fellow captive brothers, who were             from his kindred.

2:1 In truth, after this, when there was a feast day of the Lord, and a good dinner had been prepared in the house of Tobit,
2:2 he said to his son: “Go, and bring some others who fear God from our tribe to feast with us.”
2:3 And after he had gone, returning, he reported to him that one of the sons of Israel, with his throat cut, was lying in the street. And immediately, he leapt from his place reclining at table, left behind his dinner, and went forth with fasting to the body.
2:4 And taking it up, he carried it in secret to his house, so that, after the sun had set, he might bury him cautiously.
2:5 And after he had hidden the body, he chewed his bread with mourning and fear,
2:6 remembering the word that the Lord spoke through the prophet Amos: “Your feast days shall be turned into lamentation and mourning.”
2:7 Truly, when the sun had set, he went out, and he buried him.
2:8 Yet all his neighbors argued with him, saying: “Now, an order was given to execute you because of this matter, and you barely escaped a death sentence, and again you are burying the dead?”


The Holy Gospel According to Mark    12: 1-12

12:1 At that time, Jesus went out through the ripe grain on the Sabbath. And his disciples, being hungry, began to separate the grain and to eat.
12:2 Then the Pharisees, seeing this, said to him, “Behold, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbaths.”
12:3 But he said to them: “Have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and those who were with him:
12:4 how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests?
12:5 Or have you not read in the law, that on the Sabbaths the priests in the temple violate the Sabbath, and they are without guilt?
12:6 But I say to you, that something greater than the temple is here.
12:7 And if you knew what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would never have condemned the innocent.
12:8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”
12:9 And when he had passed from there, he went into their synagogues.
12:10 And behold, there was a man who had a withered hand, and they questioned him, so that they might accuse him, saying, “Is it lawful to cure on the Sabbaths?”
12:11 But he said to them: “Who is there among you, having even one sheep, if it will have fallen into a pit on the Sabbath, would not take hold of it and lift it up?
12:12 How much better is a man than a sheep? And so, it is lawful to do good on the Sabbaths.”


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