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…]

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…]