Daily Readings for Monday March 10,2014
Season of Season of Lent
Season of Internal and external holiness.
Reading 3, Tit 3: 1-7 : Laws of Christian life.
||Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for any honest work,
||to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all men.
||For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by men and hating one another;
||but when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared,
||he saved us, not because of deeds done by us in righteousness, but in virtue of his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal in the Holy Spirit,
||which he poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
||so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life
Gospel, Mk 7: 14-23 : Internal and external holiness.
||And he called the people to him again, and said to them, "Hear me, all of you, and understand:
||there is nothing outside a man which by going into him can defile him; but the things which come out of a man are what defile him."
||And when he had entered the house, and left the people, his disciples asked him about the parable.
||And he said to them, "Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a man from outside cannot defile him,
||since it enters, not his heart but his stomach, and so passes on?" (Thus he declared all foods clean.)
||And he said, "What comes out of a man is what defiles a man.
||For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, fornication, theft, murder, adultery,
||coveting, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.
||All these evil things come from within, and they defile a man."