Catholic Mass Readings for Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Christian Affirmations and Personalized Bible Scriptures

First Reading Ez 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32 The word of the LORD came to me: Son of man, what is the meaning of this proverb that you recited in the land of Israel: “Fathers have eaten green grapes, thus their children’s teeth are on edge?” As I live, says the Lord GOD: I swear that there shall no longer be anyone among you who will repeat this proverb in Israel. For all lives are mine; the life of the father is like the life of the son, both are mine; only the one who sins shall die. If a man is virtuous—if he does what is right and just, if he does not eat on the mountains, nor raise his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel; if he does not defile his neighbor’s wife, nor have relations with a woman in her menstrual period; if he oppresses no one, gives back the pledge received for a debt, commits no robbery; if he gives food to the hungry and clothes to the naked; if he does not lend at interest nor exact usury; if he holds off from evildoing, judges fairly between a man and his opponent; if he lives by my statutes and is careful to observe my ordinances, that man is virtuous—he shall surely live, says the Lord GOD

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Catholic Mass Readings for Saturday, August 18th, 2012

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