May 25, 2021

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First Reading

Sirach 35:1-12

1He who keeps the law makes many offerings; he who heeds the commandments sacrifices a peace offering. 2He who returns a kindness offers fine flour, and he who gives alms sacrifices a thank offering. 3To keep from wickedness is pleasing to the Lord, and to forsake unrighteousness is atonement. 4Do not appear before the Lord empty-handed, 5for all these things are to be done because of the commandment. 6The offering of a righteous man anoints the altar, and its pleasing odor rises before the Most High. 7The sacrifice of a righteous man is acceptable, and the memory of it will not be forgotten. 8Glorify the Lord generously, and do not stint the first fruits of your hands. 9With every gift show a cheerful face, and dedicate your tithe with gladness. 10Give to the Most High as he has given, and as generously as your hand has found. 11For the Lord is the one who repays, and he will repay you sevenfold. 12Do not offer him a bribe, for he will not accept it; and do not trust to an unrighteous sacrifice; for the Lord is the judge, and with him is no partiality.

Responsorial Psalm

Psalms 50:5-8, 14, 23

5"Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!" 6The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge! [Selah] 7"Hear, O my people, and I will speak, O Israel, I will testify against you. I am God, your God. 8I do not reprove you for your sacrifices; your burnt offerings are continually before me. 14Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High; 23He who brings thanksgiving as his sacrifice honors me; to him who orders his way aright I will show the salvation of God!"

Gospel

Mark 10:28-31

28Peter began to say to him, "Lo, we have left everything and followed you." 29Jesus said, "Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, 30who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. 31But many that are first will be last, and the last first."