Daily Readings for Tuesday May 15,2018

Reading 3, 1 Cor 8: 8-13 : Do not be a scandal to the week

8Food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do.
9Only take care lest this liberty of yours somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.
10For if any one sees you, a man of knowledge, at table in an idol's temple, might he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols?
11And so by your knowledge this weak man is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died.
12Thus, sinning against your brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.
13Therefore, if food is a cause of my brother's falling, I will never eat meat, lest I cause my brother to fall.

Gospel, Lk 12: 13-21 : The parable of the rich fool.

13One of the multitude said to him, "Teacher, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me."
14But he said to him, "Man, who made me a judge or divider over you?"
15And he said to them, "Take heed, and beware of all covetousness; for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."
16And he told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully;
17and he thought to himself, `What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?'
18And he said, `I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
19And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.'
20But God said to him, `Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?'
21So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."

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