1 One who keeps the Law multiplies offerings; one who follows the commandments offers communion sacrifices.
2 Proof of gratitude is an offering of fine flour, almsgiving a sacrifice of praise.
3 To abandon wickedness is what pleases the Lord, to give up wrong-doing is an expiatory sacrifice.
4 Do not appear empty-handed in the Lord's presence; for all these things are due under the commandment.
5 The offering of the upright graces the altar, and its savour rises before the Most High.
8 Add a smiling face to all your gifts, and be cheerful as you dedicate your tithes.
9 Give to the Most High as he has given to you, as generously as your means can afford;
12 for the Lord is a judge who is utterly impartial.
5 'Gather to me my faithful, who sealed my covenant by sacrifice.'
6 The heavens proclaim his saving justice, 'God himself is judge.
7 'Listen, my people, I am speaking, Israel, I am giving evidence against you, I, God, your God.
8 'It is not with your sacrifices that I find fault, those burnt offerings constantly before me;
28 Peter took this up. 'Look,' he said to him, 'we have left everything and followed you.'
31 Many who are first will be last, and the last, first.'
Reading 1, Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18: 12 for the Lord is a judge who is utterly impartial.13 ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23: 2 I will praise Yahweh from my heart; ... Gospel, Luke 18:9-14: 9 He spoke the following parable to some people who prided ... Reading 2, ... continue readingMore Daily Readings
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