Sunday Scripture
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By Jem Sullivan Catholic News Service We give thanks to God by being faithful stewards of the natural talents and spiritual gifts we receive. This is perhaps what the master in this Sunday’s … more
At Sunday Mass, we sing a few lines of a psalm. The music creates a mood, but the words usually pass by without leaving a lasting impression. Today, though, you might retrieve it and spend a few … more
Servant love is the heart of missionary discipleship. We may teach the truth effectively, share the moral demands of the Gospel boldly, and partake in public and personal prayer with devotion. But … more
Some Sundays in church I sit and listen to the Scripture readings waiting for something to strike me, but nothing does. All of it is good and important, but nothing shouts “this is meant for you … more
“I am the Lord and there is no other” (Is 45:6). The prophet Isaiah tells us, in simple yet weighty words, that God’s power is universal, loving and mysterious. Earthly power comes from God … more
Is 25:6-10 Psalm 23:1-6 Phil 4:12-14, 19-20 Gospel: Mt 22:1-14 This week’s readings move along smoothly, up to a point. Isaiah looks forward to God giving a wonderful feast for … more
Is 5:1-7 Psalm 80:9, 12-16, 19-20 Phil 4:6-9 Gospel: Mt 21:33-43 The Bible is filled with images to describe God’s relationship to us. The first reading offers one such poetic passage … more
Ez 18:25-28 Psalm 25:4-5, 8-10, 14 Phil 2:1-11 Gospel: Mt 21:28-32 This Sunday’s readings may not contain any big surprises, but there’s an important point we might overlook. The … more
Is 55:6-9 Psalm 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18 Phil 1:20-24, 27 Gospel: Mt 20:1-16 Gospel parables often contain a paradox meant to open us to a deeper understanding of who God is and who we are in … more
Sir 27:30-28:7 Psalm 103:1-4, 9-12 Rom 14:7-9 Gospel: Mt 18:21-35 To get the message of today’s Gospel, ask the nearest 6-year-old. The logic of Jesus’ parable is simple: If you … more
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