Monthly Archives: August 2021

Bible readings for Sept. 5, 2021

Introduction James tells us to stop showing favoritism in the assembly, treating the rich visitor with more honor than the poor one. Jesus himself seems to show partiality in his first response to the Syrophoenician woman in today’s gospel. Was … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, August 29, 2021

Introduction Jesus protests against human customs being given the weight of divine law, while the essence of God’s law is ignored. True uncleanness comes not from external things, but from the intentions of the human heart. Last week Jesus told … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, August 16, 2021

Introduction In today’s gospel many people take offense at Jesus’ invitation to eat his flesh and drink his blood; even many of Jesus’ disciples peel off. This is the backdrop in John’s gospel for Peter’s confession of faith. “To whom … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, August 15, 2021

Introduction Wisdom prepares a feast, sets her table, and invites all to come and eat her bread and drink her wine. The first chapter of John’s gospel owes much to the biblical tradition that imagined Wisdom as existing before anything … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, August 8, 2021

Introduction Jesus says that the bread he gives for the life of the world is his flesh, and whoever eats this bread has eternal life now and will be raised on the last day. In Ephesians Paul tells us what … Continue reading

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