First Reading: Ecclesiasticus 2:1-11
My child, when you come to serve the Lord,
prepare yourself for testing.
Set your heart right and be steadfast,
First Reading: Exodus 22:21-27
God said, "You shall not wrong or oppress a resident alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. You shall not abuse any widow or orphan. If you do abuse them,...
First Reading: Isaiah 45:1-7
Thus says the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped to subdue nations before him and strip kings of their robes, to open doors before him--and...
First Reading: Isaiah 25:1-9
O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you, I will praise your name; for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure. For you have made...