September 19, 2021

Wisdom 2: 12, 17- 20

2:12 Therefore, let us encircle the just, because he is useless to us, and he is against our works, and he reproaches us with our legal offenses, and makes known to us the sins of our way of life.
2:17 Let us see, then, if his words are true, and let us test what will happen to him, and then we will know what his end will be.
2:18 For if he is the true son of God, he will receive him and deliver him from the hands of his adversaries.
2:19 Let us examine him with insult and torture, that we may know his reverence and try his patience.
2:20 Let us condemn him to a most shameful death, for, according to his own words, God will care for him.”

James 3: 16- 4:3

3:16 For wherever envy and contention is, there too is inconstancy and every depraved work.
3:17 But within the wisdom that is from above, certainly, chastity is first, and next peacefulness, meekness, openness, consenting to what is good, a plenitude of mercy and good fruits, not judging, without falseness.
3:18 And so the fruit of justice is sown in peace by those who make peace.
4:1 Where do wars and contentions among you come from? Is it not from this: from your own desires, which battle within your members?
4:2 You desire, and you do not have. You envy and you kill, and you are unable to obtain. You argue and you fight, and you do not have, because you do not ask.
4:3 You ask and you do not receive, because you ask badly, so that you may use it toward your own desires.

Mark 9: 30- 37

9:30 Then he taught his disciples, and he said to them, “For the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him, and having been killed, on the third day he will rise again.”
9:31 But they did not understand the word. And they were afraid to question him.
9:32 And they went to Capernaum. And when they were in the house, he questioned them, “What did you discuss on the way?”
9:33 But they were silent. For indeed, on the way, they had disputed among themselves as to which of them was greater.
9:34 And sitting down, he called the twelve, and he said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be the last of all and the minister of all.”
9:35 And taking a child, he set him in their midst. And when he had embraced him, he said to them:
9:36 “Whoever receives one such child in my name, receives me. And whoever receives me, receives not me, but him who sent me.”
9:37 John responded to him by saying, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name; he does not follow us, and so we prohibited him.”