FEASTING ON THE WORD
"If you meditate on the Scriptures it will appear to you in its brilliant splendor." ―St. Pio of Pietrelcina
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23 | Psalm 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14 and 17 | Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11 | Luke 12:13-21
Greed leaves no room in our hearts for Jesus to dwell in. God takes up his dwelling among us only when we are poor in spirit, emptied and detached from all that prevents Him from filling us with himself. On this Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time let us together reflect on simplicity in life as a means to the indwelling of God.
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ( C )
Genesis 18:20-32 | Psalm 138:1-2, 2-3, 6-7, 7-8 | Colossians 2:12-14 | Luke 11:1-13
Today’s readings highlight the importance of persistent prayer. Abraham pleads with God to save the many by the righteous and just lives of the few. Paul emphasizes that Christ brought us to life by forgiving our transgressions that rendered us dead. Finally, our Lord teaches us to see and call upon God as our good and loving Father.
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
Deuteronomy 30:10-14 | Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11 | Colossians 1:15-20 | Luke 10:25-37
The readings for this weekend celebrate the nearness of the Lord to us when we obey his commands. Created through Jesus and for Jesus, he is at the center of our life and we are drawn ever closer to him. Not only that. We are also called to have compassion like the Lord and be of service to all in need.
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ( C )
Isaiah 66:10-14c | Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20 | Galatians 6:14-18 | Luke 10:1-12, 17-20
Today’s First reading provides us with the consolation that God sees our affliction. Saint Paul teaches us to participate in the sufferings of Christ and his Cross, so that we may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. Finally, Jesus reminds us in the Gospel to always to travel light because the less we have with us, the more room there is for God's message.
Jeff Jacinto, PhD, DHum