READING I: Isaiah 58:1-9a
RESPONSORIAL: Psalms 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 18-19
GOSPEL: Matthew 9:14-15
While we are able too, we should spiritually build ourselves up so that when real trouble, sickness and death approach, we have the resources to fall back on. For every one of us - the bad times shall come; such is the nature of being human.