FEASTING ON THE WORD
"If you meditate on the Scriptures it will appear to you in its brilliant splendor." ―St. Pio of Pietrelcina
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 | Psalm 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10 | 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5B | Matthew 22:15-21
As we delve into the readings for this Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, we come to the realization that God is the true ruler over all the world.
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
Isaiah 25:6-10A | Psalm 23:1-3A, 3B-4, 5, 6 | Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20 | Matthew 22:1-14 OR 22:1-10
Through the concerted efforts of Isaiah, Paul and Matthew, we are all invited on this Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time to look forward to the glorious wedding feast where we, the Bride of Christ, His Church — will meet our Groom, Jesus.
Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
Isaiah 5:1-7 | Psalm 80:9, 12, 13-14, 15-16, 19-20 | Philippians 4:6-9 | Matthew 21:33-43
On this Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, you and me are being confronted with the questions: How do we carry out the responsibilities God has given to each of us? Do we bear the fruits of loving and serving God and each other – the fruits God expects of us? Or are we just a bunch of useless sour grapes?
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
Ezekiel 18:25-28 | Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 | Philippians 2:1-11 OR 2:1-5 | Matthew 21:28-32
Our readings for the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time tell us that the demands of Christian living are not easy. It doesn't matter if you sound good. It doesn't matter if everyone thinks you're good. What matters is if you are good and you prove that by your actions which shows that you believe in Jesus and do what he says.
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
Isaiah 55:6-9 | Psalm 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18 | Philippians 1:20C-24, 27A | Matthew 20:1-16A
On this Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, we are reminded that God is always waiting to be gracious to us, that we must magnify Christ in our lives and that our incredibly generous God is constantly inviting us to labor in his vineyard.
Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
Sirach 27:30—28:7 | Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12 | Romans 14:7-9 | Matthew 18:21-35
Today’s readings for the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time raise a question, “Do we forgive first, so that God has to forgive us?” or “Does God forgive us first in order to empower us to forgive others?” Whatever the answer, it’s all about love.
Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
Ezekiel 33:7-9 | Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 | Romans 13:8-10 | Matthew 18:15-20
The Scriptures for the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time reminds us to speak out against sin and evil, seek the good and well-being of another person, and reconcile an erring member and bring him or her back into Church fellowship.
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
Jeremiah 20:7-9 | Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 | Romans 12:1-2 | Matthew 16:21-27
Today is the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time and discerning the value of suffering in Christian living, choosing Jesus everyday, and carrying our crosses lie at the heart of our readings.
Jeff Jacinto, PhD, DHum