Our first reading for this weekend is taken from the eighteenth chapter of the book of the prophet Ezekiel—one of the four major prophets, along with Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Daniel. This chapter is worthy of careful attention, for it represents a sort of breakthrough in the moral consciousness of the West. Though some of the prophet’s observations might strike us as obvious, we have to realize how revolutionary this thinking was for the time.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Ezekiel 18:25-28
Psalm – Psalm 25:4-9
Reading 2 – Philippians 2:1-11
Gospel – Matthew 21:28-32