Matthew 13: 44-52.
3: 5, 7-12.
The LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night. God said, "Ask something
of me and I will give it to you."
answered: "O LORD, my God, you have made me, your servant, king to succeed my father David; but I am
a mere youth, not knowing at all how to act. I serve you in the midst of the people whom you have
chosen, a people so vast that it cannot be numbered or counted. Give your servant, therefore, an
understanding heart to judge your people and to distinguish right from wrong. For who is able to
govern this vast people of yours?"
The LORD was pleased that
Solomon made this request. So God said to him: "Because you have asked for this— not for a long life
for yourself, nor for riches, nor for the life of your enemies, but for understanding so that you
may know what is right— I do as you requested. I give you a heart so wise and understanding that
there has never been anyone like you up to now, and after you there will come no one to equal
Psalm 119: 57, 72,
76-77, 127-128, 129-130.
R. Lord, I love
I have said, O LORD, that my part
is to keep your words.
The law of your
mouth is to me more precious
than thousands of gold
and silver pieces.
R. Lord, I
love your commands.
Let your kindness comfort me
according to your promise to your servants.
Let your compassion come to me that I may live,
for your law is my delight.
R. Lord, I love your commands.
For I love your
more than gold, however
For in all your precepts I go
every false way I
R. Lord, I love your
Wonderful are your decrees;
therefore I observe them.
The revelation of
your words sheds light,
giving understanding to the
R. Lord, I love your
Romans 8: 28-30.
Brothers and sisters:
We know that all things
work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. For those he foreknew
he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he might be the firstborn among
many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined he also called; and those he called he also
justified; and those he justified he also glorified.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew
Jesus said to his disciples:
"The kingdom of heaven is
like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and
sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching
for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys
it. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every
kind. When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good into buckets. What is bad
they throw away. Thus it will be at the end of the age. The angels will go out and separate the
wicked from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and
grinding of teeth."
"Do you understand all these things?" They answered, "Yes."
And he replied, "Then every scribe who has been instructed in the kingdom of heaven is like the head
of a household who brings from his storeroom both the new and the old."