The Book of Proverbs 21: 1-6, 10-13
21:1In the Lord’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him.
21:2A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.
21:3To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
21:4Haughty eyes and a proud heart— the unplowed field of the wicked—produce sin.
21:5The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
21:6A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.
21:10The wicked crave evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them.
21:11When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; by paying attention to the wise they get knowledge.
21:12The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin.
21: 13Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered.
The Holy Gospel According to Luke 8: 19-21
|8:19||Then his mother and brothers came to him; but they were not able to go to him because of the crowd.|
|8:20||And it was reported to him, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you.”|
|8:21||And in response, he said to them, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.”|