Wisdom 18: 6-9

The night of the first Passover is remembered.  It has been foretold to the patriarchs, who believed that the Lord would be faithful to his promises. 

Hebrews 11: 1-2. 8-19

The faith of the patriarchs is again recalled, when what seemed impossible to achieve – such as inheriting a distant, unknown Promised Land, and conceiving beyond childbearing age – were brought about by God. 

Luke 12: 32-48

Jesus encourages his followers, exhorting them to be attentive to his return, and not to put their confidence in material possessions.