First Reading: Hebrews 3:7-14
7: Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God; consider the outcome of their life, and imitate their faith.
8: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever.
9: Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings; for it is well that the heart be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited their adherents.
10: We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat.
11: For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp.
12: So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.
13: Therefore let us go forth to him outside the camp and bear the abuse he endured.
14: For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city which is to come.
Psalm: Psalms 95:6-7c, 8-9, 10-11
6: O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!
7: O that today you would hearken to his voice!
8: Harden not your hearts, as at Mer'ibah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,
9: when your fathers tested me, and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.
10: For forty years I loathed that generation and said, "They are a people who err in heart, and they do not regard my ways."
11: Therefore I swore in my anger that they should not enter my rest.
Gospel: Mark 1:40-45
40: And a leper came to him beseeching him, and kneeling said to him, "If you will, you can make me clean."
41: Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, "I will; be clean."
42: And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean.
43: And he sternly charged him, and sent him away at once,
44: and said to him, "See that you say nothing to any one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, for a proof to the people."
45: But he went out and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter a town, but was out in the country; and people came to him from every quarter.