Sunday Scripture
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“You can’t get second things by putting them first; you can get second things only by putting first things first.” “Put first things first and we get second things thrown in: Put second … more
Deep below the Eternal City, Rome, lie several early Christian images of Jesus. One remarkable third-century fresco discovered in the Roman catacomb of Priscilla portrays Jesus as the Good Shepherd. … more
By Kevin Perrotta, Catholic News Service Today’s readings begin and end talking about how we talk. A Jewish sage, Sirach, makes the observation that “when a sieve is shaken, the husks appear; … more
How distant is God? Looking up at the night sky, the answer might seem to be “infinitely.” But today’s Scripture readings give the opposite answer. God is infinitely close, these texts say, … more
Genesis 12:1-4a Psalm 33:4-5,18-20, 22 2 Timothy 1:8b-10 Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9 The “mountain” where I recently experienced Jesus transfigured was actually a kitchen table. My … more
It might surprise us to learn that we live in an age of Christian martyrdom. Some have claimed that more Christians have been martyred in the 20th century than in the first four centuries of the … more
On this first Sunday of Advent, the word of God offers a timely message. For the sights and sounds of the season bring multiple distractions into our daily routines. There is the sensory overload of … more
Today’s Gospel consists of a parable by Jesus. Before saying anything about it, I’d like to tell a parable of my own. In a certain city, there was a nonprofit organization that worked to … 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
Our bundle of Scripture texts today communicates various calls to action. “Let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth,” St. John counsels in the second reading. We should keep … more
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