Solemnity of ‘Christ the King’: Year B.

Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “A Kingdom That Is Not Of This World.”   Today, all the readings speak of the ‘Kingdom of God’ and of Christ.  The first and the second readings tell us that the ‘Kingdom of God’ will begin at the time all other earthly kingdoms begin to disappear; these worldly kingdoms … [Read more…]

33rd Sunday Ordinary Time: Year B

Commentary Theme for 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. “Have Courage, Liberation Is Near!” There is a proverb that goes: no night is so long and dark that it has no dawn. In the life of the Church, of the world, of a nation, of every man and woman, no situation is so dramatic … [Read more…]

32nd Sunday Ordinary Time B

Commentary Theme for 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. “Two Widows Who Gave Everything.” As long as our lessons to catechumens and new Christians speak only of prayers, ceremonies, feasts and the need to make some offerings to God, everybody listens attentively and seems fully committed. The first reading and the Gospel of today … [Read more…]

Feast of All Saints

Commentary Theme for “Feast of All Saints”, “Called to be Holy.” We have not come from nothing in order to return to nothing. God does not play about with his creatures; he has a plan for each one of us, our ‘Final Destiny’. Today’s readings reveal the divine plan that God has for us: he … [Read more…]

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time : Year B

Commentary Theme for 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B.  “Enlightened to Follow Christ.”  The first reading describes the journey of the ‘blind’ people of Israel from slavery to freedom. God himself is their guide.  The second reading contains words of consolation for those who, after receiving the ‘light’ of Christ, follow the Master along … [Read more…]

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…]