(Week 28 of the year: Tuesday)
GIVE ALMS AND THEN INDEED EVERYTHING WILL BE CLEAN FOR YOU.
Jesus had just finished speaking when a Pharisee invited him to dine at his house. He went and sat down at the table. The Pharisee saw this and was surprised that he had not first washed before the meal.
But the Lord said to him, “Oh, you Pharisees! You clean the outside of cup and plate, while inside yourselves you are filled with extortion and wickedness. Fools! Did not he who made the outside make the inside too? Instead, give alms from what you have and then indeed everything will be clean for you.”
V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.