October 14, 2018

First Reading

Wisdom 7: 7- 11

7:7 Because of this, I chose, and understanding was given to me; and I prayed, and the spirit of wisdom came to me;
7:8 and I placed her before kingdoms and thrones, and I considered riches nothing in comparison with her.
7:9 Neither did I compare to her a precious stone, for all gold in comparison with her is like a little sand, and silver, in view of her, will be valued as if dirt.
7:10 I loved her above health and beauty, and I placed having her before light, for her light is unfailing.
7:11 Yet all good things came to me together with her, and innumerable honors by her hand;

Second Reading

Hebrews 4: 12- 13

4:12 For the Word of God is living and effective: more piercing than any two-edged sword, reaching to the division even between the soul and the spirit, even between the joints and the marrow, and so it discerns the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
4:13 And there is no created thing that is invisible to his sight. For all things are naked and open to the eyes of him, about whom we are speaking.

Gospel

The Holy Gospel According to Mark 10: 17-30

10:17 And when he had departed on the way, a certain one, running up and kneeling before him, asked him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do, so that I may secure eternal life?
10:18 But Jesus said to him, “Why call me good? No one is good except the one God.
10:19 You know the precepts: “Do not commit adultery. Do not kill. Do not steal. Do not speak false testimony. Do not deceive. Honor your father and mother.”
10:20 But in response, he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have observed from my youth.”
10:21 Then Jesus, gazing at him, loved him, and he said to him: “One thing is lacking to you. Go, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and then you will have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me.”
10:22 But he went away grieving, having been greatly saddened by the word. For he had many possessions.
10:23 And Jesus, looking around, said to his disciples, “How difficult it is for those who have riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
10:24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus, answering again, said to them: “Little sons, how difficult it is for those who trust in money to enter into the kingdom of God!
10:25 It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for the rich to enter into the kingdom of God.”
10:26 And they wondered even more, saying among themselves, “Who, then, can be saved?
10:27 And Jesus, gazing at them, said: “With men it is impossible; but not with God. For with God all things are possible.”
10:28 And Peter began to say to him, “Behold, we have left all things and have followed you.”
10:29 In 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,
10:30 who 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.