1 sirach JANUARY 1 SUNDAY/MARY, MOTHER OF GOD/NEW YEARS DAY
Sirach, Chapter 4, Verse 20 My son, watch for the right time; fear what is evil; do not bring shame upon yourself.
Shame is generally connected with sexual ungodliness. Leviticus which is the book of the law on holiness in chapter 18 lists every sort of sexual sin. Sex is good and was invented by God and carries no shame if it is done at the right time open to life between a husband and a wife.
Leviticus 18 begins with:
My decrees you shall carr…