Daily Liturgical Readings: Friday September 22,2017
The Gospel: Mt 15: 1-9 : Dedication of heart is important.

 

1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,

2 "Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat."

3 He answered them, "And why do you transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?

4 For God commanded, `Honor your father and your mother,' and, `He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him surely die.'

5 But you say, `If any one tells his father or his mother, What you would have gained from me is given to God, he need not honor his father.'

6 So, for the sake of your tradition, you have made void the word of God.

7 You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said:

8 `This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me;

9 in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'"


The Epistle: 2 Pet 2: 1-3 : Beware of false prophets.

20 First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation,
21 because no prophecy ever came by the impulse of man, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many will follow their licentiousness, and because of them the way of truth will be reviled.
3 And in their greed they will exploit you with false words; from of old their condemnation has not been idle, and their destruction has not been asleep.


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