Saturday of the Third week of Lent

Saint Luke 18:9-14.
by Daily Gospel | Source: Daily Gospel

Book of Hosea 6:1-6.


Come, let us return to the LORD, it is he who has rent, but he will heal us; he has struck us, but he will bind our wounds. He will revive us after two days; on the third day he will raise us up, to live in his presence.


   Let us know, let us strive to know the LORD; as certain as the dawn is his coming, and his judgment shines forth like the light of day! He will come to us like the rain, like spring rain that waters the earth.

 
   What can I do with you, Ephraim? What can I do with you, Judah? Your piety is like a morning cloud, like the dew that early passes away. For this reason I smote them through the prophets, I slew them by the words of my mouth; for it is love that I desire, not sacrifice, and knowledge of God rather than holocausts.

 

 

Psalms 51(50):3-4.18-19.20-21ab.

 
Have mercy on me, God, in your goodness;

in your abundant compassion blot out my offense.
Wash away all my guilt;

from my sin cleanse me.


For you do not desire sacrifice;

a burnt offering you would not accept.
My sacrifice, God, is a broken spirit;

God, do not spurn a broken, humbled heart.


Make Zion prosper in your good pleasure;

rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
Then you will be pleased with proper sacrifice,

burnt offerings and holocausts;

then bullocks will be offered on your altar.


Then you will be pleased

with proper sacrifice,

burnt offerings and holocausts;

then bullocks will be offered on your altar.

 

 

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 18:9-14.


Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else. "Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector.


  The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, 'O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity -greedy, dishonest, adulterous- or even like this tax collector.
I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.' But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, 'O God, be merciful to me a sinner.' I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted."

 

 



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