First Reading Wisdom 2:12,17-20
The godless plot to do away with the just one, because his blameless life is a reproach to them.
Second Reading James 3:16-4:3
Jealousy, ambition, and self-seeking lead to disharmony and fighting. Gentleness, reasonableness and mercy lead to peace.
Gospel Reading Mark 9:30-37
Jesus tells his disciples that he will suffer bitter humiliation and death, and says that true greatness shows itself in service towards the weaker members of the community.