20th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year C

 20thSunday in Ordinary Time – Year C.  Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “The Prophet: A Bothersome Man.” The first reading gives the example of Jeremiah, a timid and sensible man that God entrusts with proclaiming a hard-hitting message that goes against the wishes and options of the king and the army generals. Jeremiah was persecuted, … [Read more…]

19th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year C

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C.  Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “A God Who Is Faithful To His Promises.” The Lord has assured us of his salvation and that his Word will be fulfilled. The first reading shows the people of Israel looking back at their history and discovering how God has always … [Read more…]

18th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year C

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C.  Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “Hoarding Treasure For Oneself: This Is Sheer Madness!” What does the term ‘rich’ remind us of? – A happy person, with a beautiful house, a new car, many servants, who can get whatever he or she wants and go wherever it pleases … [Read more…]

17th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year C

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C.  Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “When You Pray Say: ‘Our Father’…”  The Bible is urging us to pray always, to thank God in all states and situations in life (1 Thes. 5:17-18). But what is prayer exactly? What is it to pray? When should we pray? How … [Read more…]

16th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year C

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “Hospitality and Listening to the Word.” The first reading and the Gospel are both linked by the theme of hospitality. The ever-ready and gratuitous hospitality is the symbol of all forms of service to our neighbour. The attention and kind generosity shown … [Read more…]

15th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year C

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C.  Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “To Inherit Eternal Life.” The first reading is telling us that the Commandments are not something imposed from outside, but spring from the inner need of our heart. The second reading may also be seen in line with this theme: Jesus was … [Read more…]

14th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year C

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C.  Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “Sent To Announce Peace.” The first reading is well in line with the last part of the Gospel: when in difficulty one should not forget that the promises of God would always be realized. In the second reading Paul is saying that … [Read more…]

13th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year C

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C.  Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “When God Calls.” The readings of today show us some episodes of ‘vocations’ that took place during difficult times. The first reading describes how Elisha readily and generously responded to the call of Elijah. It was the period that Ahab and Jezebel … [Read more…]

12th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year C

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “Who Is Jesus For Us?” Beginning from the time of the apostles, people have expressed many opinions on the person of Jesus. Who is really for the people of our time and for our communities: the Messiah or one of the precursors? … [Read more…]

11th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year C

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “The ‘Perfect’… Who Are Incapable Of Love”. When faced by guilt, we are tempted to hide it or to justify it one way or the other. Behaviour like this hinders God’s forgiveness. David in the first reading, the woman sinner and all … [Read more…]