Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children – parental discretion is advised. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)Fr. Mike explains how God’s favor was with Ezra because he set his heart to study God's laws, to obey his laws, and to teach his laws to others. We also learn about hypocritical fasting, and how our sacrifices should remind us that everything ultimately belongs to God at all times. Today's readings are Ezra 7-8, Zechariah 7-8, and Proverbs 20:12-15.