First Reading: Romans 1:16-25
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 19:2-3, 4-5
Gospel: Luke 11:37-41
So give for alms those things that are within; and see, everything will be clean for you (NRSV, Luke 11:41).
Let us pray.
Father, as we say "yes" to you in the Holy Spirit through the Word, may the gift of your life so transform us that not only our external actions may be brought more fully into conformity to what is right and good but that everything we are, the totality of our being, what is within and without, may manifest your goodness. May we also grow constantly in our understanding of who you are that such increasing knowledge may be further expressed in all that we are.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.