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02 June 2020 Catholic Mass Daily Bible Reading

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USCCB. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 12,13-17. Some Pharisees and Herodians were sent to Jesus to ensnare him in his speech. They came and said to him, "Teacher, we know that …More
USCCB. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 12,13-17.

Some Pharisees and Herodians were sent to Jesus to ensnare him in his speech.
They came and said to him, "Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man and that you are not concerned with anyone's opinion. You do not regard a person's status but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not? Should we pay or should we not pay?"
Knowing their hypocrisy he said to them, "Why are you testing me? Bring me a denarius to look at."
They brought one to him and he said to them, "Whose image and inscription is this?" They replied to him, "Caesar's."
So Jesus said to them, "Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God." They were utterly amazed at him.


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Saint Peter Chrysologus (c.406-450)
Bishop of Ravenna, Doctor of the Church
Sermon 148, On the mystery of the Incarnation


In Christ God has caused us to pass from his image into his likeness (Gn 1:27)
Oh man! why do you despise yourself so, seeing that you are so precious to God? And why do you demean yourself in this way when God honors you by Christ's birth in our flesh? Why search out how you were made and not enquire what you were made for? Was not this whole dwelling, this world that you see, made for you? For your sake light spreads abroad and causes darkness to fade; for your sake night is ruled and day measured; for you heaven shines with the varied splendors of sun and moon and stars; for you the earth is spangled with flowers, trees and fruits; for you was created this amazing mass of animal life, in the air, the fields, the loveliness of water, so that no dismal solitude should spoil the new world's joy. (...)
Besides this, the Creator seeks out what else he can add to your dignity: he sets his image within you (Gen 1:27) so that your visible image might make present upon earth the invisible Creator, and to you he entrusts the care of earthly goods so that so vast a domain as this is should not be lacking a representative from the Lord. (...) And what God accomplished in you by his power he graciously assumed into himself: he wanted to be truly manifested in the man in whom, hitherto, he had only appeared in image. He enabled us to become in reality what had only been a mere likeness before. (...) And so Christ is born to restore all its integrity to fallen nature.
Irapuato
second Letter of Peter 3,12-15a.17-18.
Beloved: Wait for and hasten the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved in flames and the elements melted by fire.
But according to his promise we await new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
Therefore, beloved, since you await these things, be eager to be found without spot or blemish before him, at …More
second Letter of Peter 3,12-15a.17-18.
Beloved: Wait for and hasten the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved in flames and the elements melted by fire.
But according to his promise we await new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
Therefore, beloved, since you await these things, be eager to be found without spot or blemish before him, at peace.
And consider the patience of our Lord as salvation, as our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, also wrote to you,
Therefore, beloved, since you are forewarned, be on your guard not to be led into the error of the unprincipled and to fall from your own stability.
But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory now and to the day of eternity. (Amen.)

Psalms 90(89),2.3-4.10.14.16.
Before the mountains were begotten
And the earth and the world were brought forth,
From everlasting to everlasting you are God.
You turn man back to dust,

Saying, "Return, O children of men."
For a thousand years in your sight
are as yesterday, now that it is past,
or as a watch of the night.

Seventy is the sum of our years,
Or eighty, if we are strong,
And most of them are fruitless toil,
For they pass quickly and we drift away.

Fill us at daybreak with your kindness,
that we may shout for joy and gladness all our days.
Let your work be seen by your servants
And your glory by their children.