Reflections on Most Holy Trinity

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: Year B.  Commentary Theme for this Sunday:   “In What Kind Of God Do We Believe?”  The First Reading tells us that the God of the Bible is different from the gods of the pagans and from the ones worshipped by other religions; our God is never far, but … [Read more…]

Commentary on Pentecost

Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “The Coming Of The Spirit.” The First Reading tells us that it is the Spirit who forms this new family, the Church. Luke in the Acts of Apostles sets the Church’s beginning on the day of Pentecost. In the Second Reading, Paul calls everything apposed to love, the ‘flesh’. Through … [Read more…]

Commentary on the 7th Sunday of Easter

Commentary Theme for  7th Sunday of Easter: “Prayers for the Future. ”  In the first reading, Peter lays down the criteria for Judas’ replacement. It was to be one of the men who had been with Jesus from the beginning of Jesus’ public life until Jesus was taken up to heaven. The candidate had to … [Read more…]

Commentary on 6th Sunday of Easter

Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “God Reveals Himself To His Friends As Love. ”  The First reading reflects that God has no favourites, shows no partiality and blesses whoever practices justice. The Second Reading tells us that the decision to love is not ours, it is God’s. So ‘everyone who loves is from God and knows … [Read more…]

Commentary on 5th Sunday of Easter

Commentary Theme for 5th Sunday of Easter : “Whoever Remains in Me will Produce Much Fruit. ” The First Reading tells us of Paul who, in spite of all difficulties, misunderstandings and suspicions, preserved his union with Christ and with the community of his disciples. The Second Reading draws our attention to another point. Our … [Read more…]

Commentary on 4th Sunday of Easter

Commentary Theme for 4th Sunday of Easter: “The Good Shepherd is One who Lays Down His Life. ” Every year the Liturgy of the Fourth Sunday of Easter presents the theme of the “Good Shepherd” and draws our attention to its various aspects and teachings. The Gospel reading considers the courage of the ‘good shepherd’ … [Read more…]

Commentary on 3rd Sunday of Easter

Commentary Theme for 3rd Sunday of Easter: “Passed from Death to a New Life. ” The Gospel describes how the apostles and disciples came to believe that Christ had truly Risen and entered into God’s glory. Their journey of faith is the journey we must also travel, and death does not scare us anymore. We … [Read more…]

Commentary Theme for Second Sunday of Easter

Compliments: Bible Discussion Group. Our Lady of the Wayside, Maryvale. Commentary Theme for Second Sunday of Easter: “Blessed Are Those Who Believe Without Seeing!” The words of Jesus, “Blessed are those who believe without seeing,” are quite appropriate for us modern people. ‘Blessed are those who can recognize the voice of the Master’. These words … [Read more…]