March 5, 2019

Sirarch 35: 1- 12

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

10:28And Peter began to say to him, “Behold, we have left all things and have followed you.”
10:29In 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,
10:30who 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.
10:31But many of the first shall be last, and the last shall be first.”