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:: Gospels :: Yesterday

11th Week in Ordinary Time: Wednesday

Matthew Chapter: 6 Verses: 1-6 . 16-18
Your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you

‘Be careful not to parade your good deeds before other people to attract their notice; by doing this you will lose all reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give alms, do not have it trumpeted before you; this is what the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win the admiration of other people. I tell you the Truth, they have had their reward. But when you give alms, your left hand must not know what your right is doing; your almsgiving must be secret, and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you.

‘And when you pray, do not imitate the hypocrites: they love to say their prayers standing up in the synagogues and at the street corners for people to see them. I tell you the Truth, they have had their reward. But when you pray go to your private room and, when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in that secret place, and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you.

‘When you fast do not put on a gloomy look as the hypocrites do: they pull long faces to let other people know they are fasting. I tell you the Truth, they have had their reward. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that no one will know you are fasting except your Father who sees all that is done in secret; and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you.’

This is the Gospel of the Lord

Saints of the Day: Saints Alban, Julius and Aaron

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