FEASTING ON THE WORD
"If you meditate on the Scriptures it will appear to you in its brilliant splendor." ―St. Pio of Pietrelcina
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
1 Kings 3:5, 7-12 | Psalm 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130 | Romans 8:28-30 | Matthew 13:44-46
What is it that we are wishing for or chasing after? What are you spending your time, energy, and money to pursue? This Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, our attention is drawn to re-focus on what matters most and lasts forever.
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 | Psalm 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16 | Romans 8:26-27 | Matthew 13:24-30
Today’s readings describe an extremely patient God. The selections suggest that we give the persistence of evil a second look as a sign not of God’s indifference but rather of his mercy.
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
Isaiah 55:10-11 | Psalm 65:10, 11, 12-13, 14 | Romans 8:18-23 | Matthew 13:1-9
The readings for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time remind us that God's word holds great power, that the struggles we face now cannot be compared to the future glory that awaits us, and that it is important for us to truly hear and internalize God's word to experience its transformative impact in our lives.
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
Zechariah 9:9-10 | Psalm 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14 | Romans 8:9, 11-13 | Matthew 11:25-30
The readings for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time provide guidance on discovering and encountering God's peace within a troubled world.
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16A | Psalm 89:2-3, 16-17, 18-19 | Romans 6:3-4, 8-11 | Matthew 10:37-42
Today marks the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The passages we will be exploring focus on accepting God's messenger, embracing a fresh existence in Christ, prioritizing Jesus in our lives, and engaging in simple acts of caring.
Jeff Jacinto, PhD, DHum