29th Sunday in Ordinary Time :Year B

Commentary Theme for 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. “An Authority To Command? No, To Serve!” On this ‘Mission Sunday’ the first reading shows us God preparing his people to adopt the mentality of service and of giving up one’s life that Jesus was to illustrate later. The second reading tells us that the … [Read more…]

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year B

Commentary Theme for 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B.  “Go, Sell All That You Have….”. In our lives we are required to make many choices. Many are the things that attract us, and we cannot have them all. To choose some means that we have to renounce others. The readings of today are on … [Read more…]

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year B

Commentary Theme for 27th   Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. “Marriage According To God’s Will and Plan”.  The first reading and the Gospel are about marriage and present the original plan of God. Why has he made us male and female? What was his purpose?  The teachings of today should be such that the participants … [Read more…]

26th. Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B.

26th. Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “Not a Member of Our Group”. The first reading reflects on the fanaticism and envy that we harbour, often unconsciously, towards those who do good deeds but are not part of our group. The second reading could be used as an example to … [Read more…]

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B

  25th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B.   Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “Jesus teaches his disciples True Christian Service”.   Are we ‘great enough’ to be able to serve all of our brothers and sisters?           The first reading shows us that those who choose to follow the wisdom of God, the upright, … [Read more…]

24th Sunday Year B

24th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “Messiah, but what kind of Messiah”? We should take the question of Jesus to his disciples: “Who do you say I am?” as addressed to each one of us today and every other day. Now, as at the time of Jesus, there can … [Read more…]

23rd Sunday Year B

23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “Jesus Cures the Deaf and the Dumb.” Are we sometimes ‘Deaf and Dumb’ to the Word of God and to the Poor? The first reading uses the image of the deaf and dumb man to show what God would one day do for … [Read more…]

Reflection for the 22nd Sunday: Year B

Commentary Theme for 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B: “What Matters is in the Heart!”  Many of us consider ourselves good Christians because we practice certain rites and repeat certain devotions. Are these exterior shows of religiosity what determine who is a disciple of Christ?           The first reading praises the ‘Law of God’ … [Read more…]

Reflection for 21st Sunday:Year B

Commentary Theme for 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B: “Free to choose Christ”.  There are two ways we can decide to live our lives, two opposite paths: the path of love or the path of selfishness.           The first reading informs us of the type of choice and decision made by the people of … [Read more…]

Reflection on 20th Sunday : Year B

Commentary Theme for 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. “Take and Eat, This is my Body.”         ‘The readings of today are on the theme of food that gives us life’.  The first is a beautiful ‘parable’ of a lady who offers food to the ‘inexperienced’. This ‘wisdom’ is the word of … [Read more…]