Second Letter to the Corinthians 9: 6- 11
9:6 But I say this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly. And whoever sows with blessings shall also reap from blessings:
9:7 each one giving, just as he has determined in his heart, neither out of sadness, nor out of obligation. For God loves a cheerful giver.
9:8 And God is able to make every grace abound in you, so that, always having what you need in all things, you may abound unto every good work,
9:9 just as it was written: “He has distributed widely, he has given to the poor; his justice remains from age to age.”
9:10 And he who ministers seed to the sower will offer you bread to eat, and will multiply your seed, and will increase the growth of the fruits of your justice.
9:11 So then, having been enriched in all things, you may abound in all simplicity, which works thanksgiving to God through us.
The Holy Gospel According to Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-18
|6:1||“Pay attention, lest you perform your justice before men, in order to be seen by them; otherwise you shall not have a reward with your Father, who is in heaven.|
|6:2||Therefore, when you give alms, do not choose to sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the towns, so that they may be honored by men. Amen I say to you, they have received their reward.|
|6:3||But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,|
|6:4||so that your almsgiving may be in secret, and your Father, who sees in secret, will repay you.|
|6:5||And when you pray, you should not be like the hypocrites, who love standing in the synagogues and at the corners of the streets to pray, so that they may be seen by men. Amen I say to you, they have received their reward.|
|6:6||But you, when you pray, enter into your room, and having shut the door, pray to your Father in secret, and your Father, who sees in secret, will repay you.|
|6:16||And when you fast, do not choose to become gloomy, like the hypocrites. For they alter their faces, so that their fasting may be apparent to men. Amen I say to you, that they have received their reward.|
|6:17||But as for you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,|
|6:18||so that your fasting will not be apparent to men, but to your Father, who is in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will repay you.|