Ecclesiasticus 35: 12-14. 16-19
God’s judgement of people depends not on their status but on the attitudes of their hearts.

2 Timothy 4: 6-8. 16-18
The Lord is the righteous judge who stands by Paul in the face of all who seek to do him harm.

Luke 18: 9-14

The Pharisee judges himself to be better than the tax collector, but it is the humble man’s prayer that is heard.