First Reading: Hebrews 10:19-25
19: Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus,
20: by the new and living way which he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,
21: and since we have a great priest over the house of God,
22: let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
23: Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful;
24: and let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,
25: not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Psalm: Psalms 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6
1: The earth is the LORD's and the fulness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein;
2: for he has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the rivers.
3: Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place?
4: He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false,
5: He will receive blessing from the LORD, and vindication from the God of his salvation.
6: Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. [Selah]
Gospel: Mark 4:21-25
21 And he said to them: Doth a candle come in to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?
22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be made manifest: neither was it made secret, but that it may come abroad.
23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
24 And he said to them: Take heed what you hear. In what measure you shall mete, it shall be measured to you again, and more shall be given to you.
25 For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, that also which he hath shall be taken away from him.