Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Liturgical Season: 

Heb 4:12-16

12Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.f 13No creature is concealed from him, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account.g

Jesus, Compassionate High Priest. 14* Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession.h 15For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has similarly been tested in every way, yet without sin.i 16So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.j

Lk 20:45-47

Denunciation of the Scribes.w 45Then, within the hearing of all the people, he said to [his] disciples, 46“Be on guard against the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and love greetings in marketplaces, seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets.x 47They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext, recite lengthy prayers. They will receive a very severe condemnation.”