June 6, 2017

Tobit 2: 9- 14

2:9 But Tobit, fearing God more than the king, stole away the bodies of the slain and concealed them in his house, and in the middle of the night, he buried them.
2:10 But it happened one day, being tired from burying the dead, he came into his house, and he threw himself down next to the wall, and he slept.
2:11 And, as he was sleeping, warm droppings from a swallow’s nest fell upon his eyes, and he was made blind.
2:12 And so the Lord permitted this trial to befall him, in order that an example might be given to posterity of his patience, which is even like that of holy Job.
2:13 For, even from his infancy, he had always feared God and kept his commandments, so he was not discouraged before God because of the scourge of blindness that had befallen him.
2:14 But he remained immoveable in the fear of God, giving thanks to God all the days of his life.

Mark 12: 13- 17

12:13 And they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to him, so that they might trap him with words.
12:14 And these, arriving, said to him: “Teacher, we know that you are truthful and that you do not favor anyone; for you do not consider the appearance of men, but you teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give the tribute to Caesar, or should we not give it?”
12:15 And knowing their skill in deception, he said to them: “Why do you test me? Bring me a denarius, so that I may see it.”
12:16 And they brought it to him. And he said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?” They said to him, “Caesar’s.”
12:17 So in response, Jesus said to them, “Then render to Caesar, the things that are of Caesar; and to God, the things that are of God.” And they wondered over him.