A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.
Jesus said to the disciples, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the
Law and the Prophets. I have come not to abolish them, but to fulfill them.
If you bring your gift to the altar and there recall that your sister or brother
has anything against you, go first to be reconciled to them, and then come
and offer your gift. Lose no time in settling with your opponents – do so
while on the way to court with them. Otherwise, your opponents may hand
you over to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the bailiff, who will
throw you into prison. I warn you, you will not get out until you have paid
the last penny.
The Good News as spoken through Matthew.