Reflection on 19th Sunday: Year B

Commentary Theme for 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. “The Word of Jesus, Bread of Life.” We always seek life and the nourishment to preserve it. Manna, though a gift of God, was not capable of giving everlasting life to the people of Israel in the desert.  In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that his … [Read more…]

Reflection on 18th Sunday: Year B

Commentary Theme for 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B “Jesus, the Bread of Life.”   ‘I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to me will never be hungry; he    who believes in me will never thirst’. The central idea that links the first reading and the Gospel is the food that God provides for his … [Read more…]

Reflections on 17th Sunday Year B

Commentary Theme for 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B: “So That Nobody May Go Hungry.” The animators of the Word today run the risk of insisting too much on the miraculous aspect of the episodes presented in the first reading and in the Gospel, thus losing the more important message coming from what Elisha … [Read more…]

Reflection on 16th Sunday of Year B

Commentary Theme for :16th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. “Like Sheep without a Shepherd.” In the first reading, Jeremiah condemns the leaders of his time who are leading the sheep that God has entrusted to them to ruin. He then promises the coming of a shoot from the house of David, who will be … [Read more…]

Reflection on 15th Sunday Year B

Commentary Theme for :15th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. “The Announcement of the Gospel and Money.” Should the announcer of the Word of God be paid like an employee? Can he or she expect to become rich because of their work? The first reading shows us the prophet Amos who tells us that money … [Read more…]

Reflection on 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year B

Commentary Theme for  14th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. “The Power Of God Is ManifestedThrough Weakness.”  The Church as a ‘Prophet of God’ rejoices in the spirit of prophecy, even though the exercise of that charism does not bring her any honour from the world. It is exercised in weakness. The first reading describes the vocation … [Read more…]

Reflection for Birth of John the Baptist

Commentary Theme for The Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist : Year B. “John Prepares The Way For The Lord”. The first reading tells us of the faithful ‘Servant of God’, who will be the light of all peoples. There were those who thought the Baptist was such a light, but John the … [Read more…]

Reflection for the11th Sunday of Year B

Commentary Theme for the 11th Sunday: Year B “When God’s Life Grows In Us”.  The first reading is an invitation to keep on trusting in God always, particularly when our expectations seem to be disregarded and hopes appear to be in vain.  The second reading could be transformed with this theme because it shows the … [Read more…]